Design Basics

ISBN-10: 0495500860

ISBN-13: 9780495500865

Edition: 7th 2008

List price: $185.95
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DESIGN BASICS is a 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. The diversity of illustrations now includes more examples from visual culture encouraging students to see these principles in the world around them. Icons appearing throughout the book prompt students to access ArtExperience Online (a dynamic Web site integrated with the textbook), which contains studio art demonstrations and interactive exercises that help students explore the foundations of art.
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Book details

List price: $185.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

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
Pattern and Texture
Illusion of Space
Illusion of Motion
Value
Color
Glossary
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