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A question most of us rarely think about.... I'm not just talking pen and paper moving from one point to the next. Lines come in many shapes for various applications. Consider the line of an arm chair or the sway of the chair back. How does the line reflect aesthetic and comfort? Personally I'd rather sit in a chair with curves designed to complement the lines of the human body. Consider the lines of a structure... Lets looks at the Victorian Style Homes (because I love them), they are remarkably beautiful structures, I love the visual feast Victorian's offer. Consider that there are different lines of this style home depending on the era it was built in. A Victorian from the Second Empire might have more rounded line on the roof, where a home built in the Queen Anne era would have steep angular lines. In the fashion world lines can make or break the success of a garment. Though not always flattering an A-Line dress or skirt appeals to most body types and the lines of a Sheath are typically good for a specific female form.
Lines are extremely important in design.
So... What's in a line and what is the story behind them?
"Design is conceived when an inherent need to be creative manifests itself into physical or visual form."