Shaping Space The Dynamics of Three-Dimensional Design

ISBN-10: 0534613934
ISBN-13: 9780534613938
Edition: 3rd 2007
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Description: As an introductory guide to three-dimensional design and sculpture, SHAPING SPACE offers an engaging, in-depth exploration of aesthetic and practical considerations of working three-dimensionally. By presenting both conventional artistic wisdom and  More...

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Book details

List price: $237.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.772
Language: English

As an introductory guide to three-dimensional design and sculpture, SHAPING SPACE offers an engaging, in-depth exploration of aesthetic and practical considerations of working three-dimensionally. By presenting both conventional artistic wisdom and new approaches that stretch and transcend the old definitions of what can and should happen in a work of art, SHAPING SPACE challenges students to encounter ideas that have never occurred to them and to become more aware of the limitless potential of shaping space. Now in full-color throughout, the text explores the latest changes and applications in the field including computer-aided and computer-made sculpture, craft techniques, multicultural art, art as social and political commentary, architecture and industrial design conceived sculpturally, public sculpture, sculpture parks, and performance art. To help introduce and broaden three-dimensional awareness and technical skill, suggested studio projects provide structured assignments that relate directly to textual materials.

Fundamentals of Three-Dimensional Design
Experiencing Three-Dimensionality
Photographs of Three-Dimensional Work
Set Point of View
Flattening Out
Scale
The Photographer's Interpretation
The Photograph as the Work of Art
Degrees of Three-Dimensionality
Frontal Works
The Full Round
Walk-Through Works
Involving the Viewer
Tactile/Visual Appeal
Engaging Curiosity
Representation
Abstraction and Stylization
Scale
Content
Personal Interaction
The Unexpected
Verbal Statements and Titles
Working in-the-Round
Gravity
The Setting
Size
Materials
Planning Three-Dimensional Work
Form Versus Function
Cost and Audience
Organizing Principles of Design
Repetition
Variety
Rhythm
Balance
Emphasis and Economy
Proportion
Elements of Three-Dimensional Design
Form
Exterior Versus Interior Forms
Primary and Secondary Contours
Positive and Negative Forms
Static and Dynamic Forms
Representational, Abstract, and Nonobjective Forms
Space
Delineated Forms in Space
Activated Surrounding Space
Confined Space
Spatial Relationships
Scale
Spatial Illusions
Line
Linear Works
Lines Within Forms
Implied and Directional Lines
Qualities of Lines
Texture
Natural Texture
Worked Texture
Visual Texture
Light
Value
Natural Lighting
Artificial Lighting
Reflected Light
Light As a Medium
Color
Color Vocabulary
Natural Color
Applied Color
Effects of Color: Physiological and Psychological
Color Combinations
Time and Movement
Illusion of Movement
Viewing Time
Controlled Time
Free Time
Timelessness
Construction Methods
Found Objects
Individual Found Objects
Assemblages
Junk Sculpture
Installations
Addition and Manipulation
Manipulating Malleable Materials
Clay
Wax
Plaster and Cement
Malleable Metals
Fiber Arts
Glass
Fabrication with Rigid Materials
Wood Fabrication
Metal Fabrication
Plastic Fabrication
Stonemasonry
Mixed Media
Subtraction
Qualities of the Materials
Revealing the Form
Textures and Values
Casting
Solid Casts
Hollow Casts
Foundries and Editions
The Outsides and Insides of Casts
Studio Projects
From Three-Dimensionality to Two-Dimensionality
From Two-Dimensionality to Three-Dimensionality
Modular Low Relief
The Wrapped Object
Walk-Through Work
Good and Bad Design
Form and Function
Working with the Setting
Defying Gravity
Working on a Large Scale
Repetition
Variety
Visual Rhythm
Visual Balance
Emphasis
From Flat Material to Volume
Curvilinear Form
Exterior and Interior Forms
Metamorphosis
Fill-a-Bag
Negative Forms in Space
Activated Surrounding Space
Confined Space
Scale Change
Illusionary Space
Wire Sculpture
Directional Line
Line and Form
Texture Switch
Three Textures Together
Visual Textures
Soft Sculpture
Contradicting a Form
Natural versus Artificial Lighting
Shadows
Light as a Medium
Natural Colors
Applied Color
Psychological Effects of Color
Removal of Color
Color Combinations
Growth or Decay
Kinetic Sculpture
Controlling the Viewer's Movements
Changes by the Viewer
Ready-Made
Assemblage
Clay or Wax Sculpture
Addition with Malleable Materials
Fabrication with Rigid Materials
Skin and Structure
Wood, Burlap, and Plaster Construction
Joinery
Wood Carving
Plaster Carving
"Stone" Carving
Paper Casting
Plaster Casting in Clay
Cast Hands
Glossary
Index
Photographic Credits

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