14 June 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
Curves are rarely absent from view. They parade around our visual universe with gusto. They inhabit our day and night dreams, weaving the two together as though they knew what they were doing.
Curves arch and bend and protrude and twist and ponder their next move. Mostly, they give everything that they describe some punch.
What would architectural features be without them? What would the human body look like sans curves? Or a balloon? Or an apple? Or…
In the Lens section are two images taken a few days ago. On a photo shoot in Chadds Ford, PA, this stone bridge echoed over and over curvilinear lines.
Those curves give the bridge eloquence and a stately mood. Most importantly, they give the structure the fortification needed to do its duty.
Curves are a buttress for everyday design and so much more. Their aesthetics is often overlooked. But when their presence is integral, they are praised.
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