„Visual Geometries“
Volume 1 – 5

For thousands of years, men have been studying the development of mathematics with an aim to define flat and spatial shapes. It was the representational technique of geometrical constructions that made possible the description of the world.

Some subjects have been selected, varied and elaborated which I examine as to their usability and variability as a basis for my daily work. They may be used in the training of visual designers.

"Programmed Design –
Basic Principles for Visualizing by means of Signs"

Introducing students to the basic features of graphic or visual design has always been a multifaceted problem and a constantly recurring point of dispute in curricular planning. The subject matter is still presented in an antiquated manner which pays no attention to general developments. Realizing this state of affairs, I formulated some rudiments of design for students which use specific design theories and methods to illustrate a particular interpretation of design. The knowledge required for systematic design work is initially imparted as it applies to manual working, and is intended to make it easier to understand programmed design when using electronic means. Sign structures (super-signs) are created with the aid of elementary sign formations and definite repetitions of motifs. Continuing the teaching right up to the actual sign gives an illustration of the working steps required for a conceptual design operation.

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