© 2012

Cultural Composition


Part of the Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China book series (ATSTC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Yunhe Pan
    Pages 1-2
  3. Yunhe Pan
    Pages 3-8
  4. Yunhe Pan
    Pages 9-178
  5. Yunhe Pan
    Pages 179-191
  6. Yunhe Pan
    Pages 193-273
  7. Yunhe Pan
    Pages 275-287
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 289-291

About this book


"Cultural Composition" discusses the intrinsic relationship between culture imagery and visual expression, and for the first time proposed the concepts and methods that take culture as some design elements. Recursive mathematical logic is introduced to resolve the dynamic constitution of culture elements. The multi-level distribution of cultural elements has been demonstrated, the object of which can be refined as ICON. Culture is streamlined for ICON so as to enable it to be used in a creative way. With a cultural image mapping, ICON evokes the values of identity from the depths of feeling, making products endless charming. The proposition of "Cultural Composition" discovered the law how culture appears and changes in design.

"Cultural Composition" takes Chinese culture as an example, through hundreds of illustrations, enumerated a large number of design work which contain typical culture elements, showing how culture elements appeals in daily-use things intuitively. It has both high theory value and practical value.

Prof. Yunhe Pan is a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and also a professor at the College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, China. His research area includes digital preservation for cultural heritages, digital library, and intelligent human animation.


ATSTC Cultural Design Culture Composition Design Innovation ZJUP

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.College of Computer Science and TechnologyZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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