Experiment #03


The nerves system of an oak leaf

The relations among all the points of the leaf

Circles of equal radius constructed on the external points of the leaf

One Thing Leads to Another

A leaf can also be an object of exploration for making hidden relationships visible. Let’s suppose that we make a cast of an oak leaf like this one.
On the cast we lay a piece of semitransparent paper and trace its outline.
On another piece we trace only the principal nerve system. On another piece only the external points. on another piece the internal points of the outline.

On another piece we can trace some of the lines of relationship between the external points and on another piece.
Then we can try to superimpose two or more of these tracings and we’ll see several different designs, all born from the same leaf.

Look at what you can see in a leaf. Everyone will find his own forms but always in relation to the leaf.

…other points to discover…

All the drawings that you’ve seen in these pages can be superimposed one over the other, as many or as few as you like. This is because every line is related to the principal points found in the same oak leaf. The variations are personal and infinite.

BM, Fantasia 1977

Frans Lieshout02

The principal nerves that connected the external points of the leaf to the stem

The relations among the external points of the leaf, right and left

The horizontal connections of the external points of the leaf with the central axis

The most important points of the branching of the nerve system

The relation between the external points of the leaf and the junction of the nerve system

Concentric arcs of the branching points, related to the starting point of the leaf

This information is originated from the Air Made Visible: A Visual Reader on Bruno Munari in part.
It’s strongly recommended that if you will read a Air Made Visible: A Visual Reader on Bruno Munari thoroughly, you are able to understand with this information on a more than superficial level.


このコンテンツはClaude Lichtenstein, Alfredo Häberli and the Museum of Design Zurichらの編集によるAir Made Visible: A Visual Readerから一部引用したものです。
次のことをお勧めします、もしあなたがAir Made Visible: A Visual Readerを熟読すると、このコンテンツを表面的なレベルより深く理解することができます。

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