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  1. Rhythm Modern Architecture, like modern music, varies in its rhythmical ideals from the most clear-cup and regular rhythms to those in which there is a search from such free and so-called natural rhythms that the rhythmical basis is almost entirely lost and the result appears, to many people, amorphous and without meaning Gothic, architects liked to establish many clearly defined and persistent rhythms in their ornaments such as repeated vertical lines of wall panels which developed rhythmical power and the exaggerated staccatos on the edge of spires and gables which emphasize their rhythmical richness Greek ornaments indicates an intense love or small, regular, and perfectly studied rhythms In roman ornaments, the basic composition is further distinguished by great rhythmical freedom; strong progression from big to little, from high relief to low relief, and from free swinging curves to tight spirals In developed Baroque architecture, the designers achieved a kind of ordered and dramatic rhythmical complexity of line, of mass, and of shape which have never been surpassed

  2. Rhythm in visual arts is an attribute of any object that is marked by a systematic recurrence of elements having recognizable relationships between them A mere repetition of similar units equally spaced and withput a defined beginning or defined end is called an open rhythm There is the repetition of dimensions, such as dimensions between supports or those of bay There is the repetition of shapes: windows, doors, columns, wall areas and arches Rhythm Complex type of rhythm is based on the repetition of differences (small to large and to small again Rhytms can be closed by changing the shapes of the units at the ends or by changing the size of the units at the ends