Launching the Imagination A Comprehensive Guide to Basic Design

ISBN-10: 0072878738

ISBN-13: 9780072878738

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Stewart

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Designed for courses in Creativity, Two-, Three- or Four-Dimensional Design, "Launching the Imagination" offers a comprehensive framework on which students, teachers, and administrators can build. The approach in this second edition is refined, distilled, and updated, using over 600 examples drawn from traditional and contemporary sources. Profiles with interviews of artists and designers introduce students to working processes, career choices, and criteria for excellence from a remarkable group of masters. "Launching the Imagination" is available in a comprehensive volume treating 2D design, Creativity and Problem-solving, 3D design, and time-based (4D) design; or in split volumes containing either 2D or 3D design, plus the material on Creativity and Problem-solving. "Launching the Imagination"' s Core Concepts in Art CD-ROM, version 2.0, which engages students interactively with the elements and principles of art through numerous interactive exercises, has been re-organized and expanded. A copy of this CD-ROM is included free with every copy of the textbook purchased from McGraw-Hill, a student-value of over $30, and is also available individually through your local bookstore.
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List price: $88.13
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 408
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Language: English

Two-Dimensional Design
Basic Elements
Line Shape Texture Value Profile: Phillia Yi, Printmaker
The Element Of Color
Color Theory Color Physics
Color Interaction Defining Color
Color Schemes Composing with Color
Color, Emotion, and Expression Profile: Ann Baddley Keister, Fiber Artist
Principles Of Two-Dimensional Design
Unity and Variety Balance
Scale and Proportion Rhythm
Emphasis Creating the Illusion of Space Dynamic Space: Constructing
Mulan The Illusion of Movement Determining
Priorities Profile: Ken Stout, Painter
Concepts And Critical Thinking
Cultivating Creativity
Design and Creativity Seven Characteristics of Creative
Thinking Goal Setting Time Management
Profile: Nancy Callahan, Artist, and Diane Gallo, Writer
Problem Seeking And Problem Solving
Problem Seeking Convergent and Divergent
Thinking Brainstorming Visual Research
Variations on a Theme An Open Mind
Profile: Heidi Lasher-Oakes, Sculptor
Developing Critical Thinking
Establishing Criteria Form, Subject, and Contents Stop, Look, Listen, Learn
Types of Critiques Developing a Long-Term Project
Turn Up the Heat: Pushing Your Project's Potential
Concept and Composition Accepting Responsibility
Profile: Bob Dacey, Illustrator
Constructing Meaning
Building Bridges Purpose and Intent Context
Connections Drama Aesthetics and Anesthetics
Profile: Ken Botnick, Graphic Designer
Three-Dimensional Design
Elements Of Three-Dimensional Design
Defining Form Form and Function
Orthographic Projection
Degrees of Dimensionality Line
Plane Volume Mass Space Texture Light Color
Time The complexity of Three-Dimensional Design
Profile: Rodger Mack, Sculptor
Principles Of Three-Dimensional Design
Unity and Variety Balance Scale Proportion
Emphasis Repetition and Rhythm
Profile: David MacDonald, Ceramicist
Materials And Methods
Choice of Materials Connections Transitions
Traditional Materials, Contemporary
Uses Student Materials
Materials and Meanings
Profile: Todd Slaughter, Sculptor
Physical And Cerebral
Constructed Thought Physical forces Cerebral
Qualities of Sculptural Objects
Contemporary Questions, Contemporary
Answers Expressing Ideas in Physical
Form Profile: Rick Paul, Sculptor
Time Design
Aspects Of Elements Of Time
Building Blocks Duration Tempo
Intensity Scope Setting
Chronology Schindler's
List: Content and Composition
Profile: Sharon Greytak, Filmmaker
Narrative And Non-Narrative
Tell Me a Story Working with Multiple Images
Establishing Boundaries
Causality Story and Style in Citizen
Kane The 15-second
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