Posted by Paul Malo on October 01, 2002 at 14:18:41:
In Reply to: Re: PROPORTION is a very imp factor of architecture...... still some questions.. posted by pracks on October 01, 2002 at 07:00:37:
Yes, there have been many books written about this. YUou will generally find some in the subject area of "aesthetics" as well as categorized as architectural theory. It's far too much to go into here, as there are many different views on the subject.
If you read much on this subject, I think you'll find there is no magic formula. There any many insights, as general sorts of rules, derived empirically from experience--but you are on your way to learning these by doing just what you're doing: looking at something that seems to work, and asking what makes it work.
Even if you can't put it in words, this quality will become imprinted in your memory, and you'll recall it when you are designing many years from now. You're on the right track. Keep looking and asking questions. That's the way we architects learn best, and learn the most.