The application of animal forms in automotive styling

SC Burgess, AM King

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Abstract

This paper describes how animal forms can be seen in the styling of modern motorcars. Many animals are highly optimised for fast movement and this produces aesthetic features such as curvaceous forms, symmetry, wholeness and distinctive body profiles. All of these features can be seen in modern car styling. Since people generally associate animals with elegance and efficiency, the use of animal forms in car styling can lead to forms with a wide appeal. In addition, the use of animal forms is inherently compatible with functional requirements because of the high level of optimisation of natural forms.
Translated title of the contributionThe application of animal forms in automotive styling
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41 - 52
Number of pages12
JournalDesign Journal
Volume7 (3)
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

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