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Title: Patterns of organisation in constructed art
Author: Tebby, S. J.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3515 6230
Awarding Body: Leicester Polytechnic
Current Institution: De Montfort University
Date of Award: 1983
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This research investigates processes of invention within a Constructed Art context at both practical and theoretical levels. It examines the potential in patterns of organization generated by an appraisal and re-evaluation of certain mathematical systems. These are realized through new series of drawings and sculpture/constructions. Connections are made historically with geometric design of Roman tessellated pavements, through comparative analytical drawing and three dimensional design-construction. Papers discussing sources, methods and principles of design have been read and subsequently published. The research considers various aspects of organization through Order, and Symmetry and Asymmetry which are essential to the growth and development of a constructed art. Their correct balance is deterndned as far as possible by objective criteria and decision. The Grid is used as a conceptual framework, as a device within which practical developmental phases occur, and as the final appearance of the work itself. The Grid is a reference to which other structures refer with varying degrees of mental, physical and visual emphasis. Different processes of re-arrangement have been invented whereby multiple magic squares are formed; a study of pendulum permutations and similar, invented permutations have been carried out through drawings and sculpture/constructions. A number of these works have been exhibited. Specially designed methods for investigating and presenting systems, permutations and progressions facilitate visual cross-reference and information recognition. Works are made in coaparative series for this purpose, to monitor changes, to check for errors and repetitions and to register similarities and differences. Drawings and sculpture/constructions are then made as particular ways of summarizing significant patterns of organization.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Arts