Design Basics

ISBN-10: 0495128457
ISBN-13: 9780495128458
Edition: 6th 2007
List price: $196.95
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Description: The best-selling text for the two-dimensional design course, DESIGN BASICS presents art fundamentals concepts in full two- to four-page spreads, making the text practical and easy for students to refer to while they work. This modular format gives  More...

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Book details

List price: $196.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

The best-selling text for the two-dimensional design course, DESIGN BASICS presents art fundamentals concepts in full two- to four-page spreads, making the text practical and easy for students to refer to while they work. This modular format gives instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing the course. Visual examples from many periods, peoples, and cultures are provided for all elements and principles of design, and the diversity of illustrations now includes more examples from nature and non-art sources, encouraging students to see these principles in the world around them. This multimedia edition contains all the material found in the stand-alone text and in addition includes icons throughout directing the reader to explore the elements and foundations of art through the interactive exercises found on the ArtExperience: Fundamentals CD-ROM.

David A. Lauer is Emeritus Professor of Art at the College of Alameda.

Stephen Pentak received his BA from Union College in New York, and his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He is Professor Emeritus of Art, and a past Associate Dean of the College of the Arts at Ohio State University. He has been the recipient of four Ohio Arts Council Fellowships and he has been a visiting resident artist at Delfina Studios in London, and Glasgow School of Art. Pentak's recent solo exhibitions include shows at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York and Susan Street in San Diego. He is co-author of COLOR BASICS as well as DESIGN BASICS. www.stephenpentak.com.

Design Principles
Design Process
Unity
Emphasis and Focal Point
Scale/Proportion
Balance
Rhythm
Design Elements
Line
Shape/Volume
Texture
Illusion of Space
Illusion of Motion
Value
Color
Glossary

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