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P o i n t,   L i n e,   P l a n e :  Basic Elements of Formal Composition in Bauhaus and Shape Computation Theories
Kotsopoulos S, S.M. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000





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INTRODUCTION



I.    POINT

           
A.   Mathematical concept
            B.   Graphical concept
            C.   Dictionary

                          1.  Appearance
                                          1.1  Form
                                          1.2  Texture
                                          1.3  Size and relation to other forms
           
D.   Composition
                          1.  Centric structure
                          2.  Eccentric structure
                          3.  Quantitative increase
           
E.   Points in architecture







II.    LINE

           
A.   Mathematical concept
            B.   Graphical concept
            C.   Dictionary

                          1. Straight line
                                          1.1  Typical straight lines
                                          1.2  Atypical straight line
                          2.  Angular and curved lines
                                          2.1  Angular line
                                                 2.1.1  Angles and lengths
                                                 2.1.2  Compositional parameters of angular lines
                                          2.2  Curved line
           
D.   Composition
                          1.  Complexes of lines
                          2.  Lines angles and shapes
                          3.  Linear, medial, and planar shapes
                          4.  Divisions of shapes
         
E.   Graphic properties
                           1.  Boundaries and texture
                           2.  Emphasis
                           3.  Transition to plane







III.    PLANE

           
A.   Mathematical concept
            B.   Graphical concept
            C.   Dictionary

                         1.  Planar forms
                                       1.1  Interaction of planes
                                       1.2  Actual and perspective planes
                                       1.3  Activation of planes
                         2.  Graphic context
           
D.   Basic elements on the graphic context
                         1.  Line on plane - Relation to the boundaries
                         2.  Plane on plane












CONCLUSIONS




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