good design as the graceless and lifeless curve is the one which "rambles", which is meaningless because it seems to have no purpose in the direction it takes. Positive points assist materially in giving character to a curve. They furnish stopping or beginning places for curves and straight lines in a series which form an outline. See a and b, Fig. A, Plate 17; a, b, c, d, e, f, Figs. A and B, Plate 22.
Every piece of furniture, whether it rests upon the floor or some other horizontal plane, or hangs upon a wall, should be stable in appearance. If we study architectural forms carefully, we find that a structure is given the appearance of stability by treating it in one of two ways. First, by giving greater width to the base than to any other portion, or second, by increasing the height of the base or basic third over any
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The same principles hold good in furniture est emphasis nstruction, but may be adapted in different which appeal iys; in all cases, however, in such a way as to bulk. It is s ect an apparent weight at the bottom sufficient It will be on<
give the object stability. This usually means design. The at the apparent center of weight in a piece will likely be furniture is below the geometric center. In If so, it is v sees of furniture which have a cabinet, this and should c rtion should be nearer the bottom than the without a rei p. See Plate 22. In case this is not possible, essarily the <
en the space below the cabinet should be con- It should be lerably larger than the cabinet itself, as in a nearly equals ble for example. See examples, Plates 31 It may be, d 34. the unit of 111
In an object which is partially enclosed and est of the thr t not to such an extent that it becomes a cab- this case the at, as in that portion of a chair below the seat, any one of tl b boxing-in material is so arranged that ap- the smallest rent weicrht, comes near the bottom. See divides into (
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