Dealing with the Blank in Books’ Layout Design

Lu Liu


In traditional Chinese painting, blank functions importantly. But it is different from that of a general sense. It is actually the organic component of the whole piece of art work. Blank has a rich expression, making pictures vivid and lively. In the traditional painting and modern layout design, the content is black, that is, the entity. However, it is the blank that is oversensitive. When every entity is put in the position, there must be some blank to adjust the visual intension so that the strain and dynamic can be released and extended. The virtual space is blank-leaving. The blank in the format is not only for the visual pleasure but for an aesthetic realm it creates for readers.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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