Chris J.
Clock dials could serve as ordinary backdrops to clock hands in order to promote a quick telling of the moment by viewers, yet past that performance is something either stylistically prosaic or an attractive masterpiece. Dials affect the clock to make a particular statement that varies somewhere between bold and also moderate. In choose and setting up these parts, the clockmaker works out different stylistic options, and also hence develops a timepiece that is either featureless or something people keep in mind. Can qualities of clock dials and also other components be connecteded into a formula that will predict just how praiseworthy they are? Possibly, yet relying upon a formula implies an abdication of inspiration, which may very well doom the job to failing at the outset. We think a much better strategy is to open up one's mind to originalities and also just to allow the imaginative juices circulation. This boils down to recognizing the duties of feature and form, and to finding a proper equilibrium in between them. The clock has to supply the visitor the ability to inform the moment at a look, else it stops working on the function front. So the discussion must not interfere with this basic function (by being extremely luxuriant, e.g.), yet if it is simply sketchy the viewer has no reason to admire your work. How do we attain a really memorable timepiece? We weigh function versus form, as discussed above, but we likewise pursue the style to express balance and proportion.