VCD Theory Aesthetics
What do they mean by aesthetics and how can we describe them?
What is aesthetics?
Aesthetic qualities, aesthetic considerations
Aesthetics in action.
Aesthetics in action
Which adjectives can I use?
To describe aesthetic considerations and qualities we need to develop a diverse range of adjectives.
Read through the list below and try to incorporate them into your next analysis of design - whether it be in a theory task or in your folio annotations.
abstract, ancient, austere, awkward,
brutal, business-like, busy
casual, childish, classical, cold, confined, constructivist, controlled, curvaceous,
fancy, flamboyant, formal, fragile, functional, funny, futureistic,
handmade, haphazard, harsh, heavy,
layered, light, loose,
old-world, ordered, ostentatious,
painterly, plain, professional,
restrained, retro, rustic,
severe, simple, soft, sophisiticated, space-age, spacious, sumptuous,
ultra-modern, uncluttered, undecorated
Describe aesthetic qualities
Refer to the images of chairs above. Look at each one carefully and read through the list of adjectives in the word bank. Choose one term to describe the aesthetic qualities unique to each chair. Incorporate your adjective into a full sentence to describe each chair. Discuss your answers.