Tools of Composition

1. Contrast

2. Spatial Tension


3. Movement

a. Static
b. Dynamic

4. Balance

a. Symmetric


b. Asymmetric

5. Repetition

6. Rhythm

7. Harmony

8. Proportion

9. Scale

10. Image

a. Expressive of its function

b. Reminiscent (of something)

c. Imitation of a historical style

d. Expressive of its structure

e. Complementary to context

f. Contrast to context


11. Grid and module

12. Focal Point