Graphic language documents: Structures and functions

Caroline Beebe, Elin Jacob


This paper explores the nature of graphic language documents from the perspective of the document's structure as a spatially-oriented object in order to identify existing and potential methodologies for representation and classification of images in the electronic environment. Drawing upon the Bauhaus concept that form (or structure) follows function and design principles derived from Gestalt theory, it addresses the relationship that exists between structure and function in the broad domain ofgraphic language documents.

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