Over the years, I've done a tremendous amount of research to learn more about composition in art, Dynamic Symmetry, and the 14 line armature of the rectangle. With this research, I've noticed that the majority of instructors and websites that teach Dynamic Symmetry limit their information solely on the artist using root rectangles to create their compositions. In my opinion, this narrow approach to teaching design severely limits their ability to instruct the student entirely.
Because artists compose their work using more than one system of design, which I've already indicated at the beginning of this user's guide, it's important to discuss not only Dynamic Symmetry but the 14 line armature of the rectangle. This is one of the many reasons I recommend the books by Juliette Aristides for artists and photographers that want to learn the art of composition. In the book “Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice,” Juliette talks about both systems of design and explains the differences between them thoroughly. Click here to learn more.