The Aesthetic Concept Model
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A GUIDE FOR UNDERSTANDING ARCHITECTURE (Cont.)
 
Formal Elements:
Artists combine Sensory elements when creating a work of art. The manner in which elements are repeated overlapped and arranged creates the formal design, or composition, of-the artwork. Architects create formal designs using large masses of shape. Construction materials are used to give the building variety.
Formal Elements include:
Symmetry / Asymmetry
Balance
Pattern/ Reception/Rhythm
Proportion / Scale
Contrast
Theme and Variation
Coherence
Unity in Variety