Join Dave Schultze for an in-depth discussion in this video Golden section, part of Design Foundation 3D: Shape and Form.
- The Golden Section is a mathematical ratio…that generates a very special rectangle.…It is special because it's thought to have timeless,…harmonious proportions, but does it really?…Well, there are examples of it in all of the arts…and architecture, music, painting, and a whole lot more.…Also called the Golden Mean or Golden Ratio,…and a few other names, it was first formally described…by the mathematician Euclid around 300 BCE…but was also believed to have been used even earlier.…
In print and everyday objects, the same ratio appears…in a wide variety of surprising places,…like playing cards, books, posters,…and even widescreen TVs.…If you want to draw this shape yourself,…there are a lot of tricky steps as seen in this animation.…Fortunately, mathematician Michael Maestlin…calculated a simple decimal ratio back in 1597.…So use the value of 1.618.…That's a factor to determine…the long side multiplied by the short side.…
Now you can create your very own Golden Ratio…where ever you go.…Related to this proportion is…
First, see how the same idea can be applied in a smaller 2D scale—like graphics and print, fine art, and advertising. Dave then blows it up in 3D, and showcases examples from product design, furniture, architecture, and urban planning.
Projects and concepts are presented in an engaging and sometimes irreverent manner with images, videos, and personal and professional stories from Dave. Check out this fast-paced tour as it covers topics ranging from grids and axes to designing with humor.
- Design exploration with sketching
- 3D exploration with organic forms
- Grids and axes
- Defining space
- Color and contrast
- Texture and patterns
- Minimalism. Less is more.
- Retro. It's back!