Launching the Imagination A Guide to Three-Dimensional Design

ISBN-10: 007332731X

ISBN-13: 9780073327310

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Mary Stewart

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Designed for courses in Creativity and Three-Dimensional Design, "Launching the Imagination" offers a comprehensive framework on which students, teachers, and administrators can build. The approach in this third edition is refined, distilled, and updated, using over 275 examples drawn from traditional and contemporary sources. Interviews of artists and designers, known as Profiles, introduce students to working processes, career choices, and criteria for excellence from a remarkable group of masters. "Launching the Imagination" is also available in a comprehensive volume treating 2D design, Creativity and Problem-solving, 3D design, and time-based (4D) design; or in a split volume containing 2D design plus the material on Creativity and Problem-solving. This edition of "Launching the Imagination" moves the content of the Core Concepts in Art CD-ROM to the Online Learning Center. With free access, this website, which engages students interactively with the elements and principles of art through numerous interactive exercises, has been re-organized and expanded.
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Book details

List price: $71.75
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 11/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Concepts and Critical Thinking
Cultivating Creativity
Design and Creativity Seven Characteristics of Creative Thinking Goal Setting Time Management
Problem Seeking and Problem Solving
Problem Seeking Convergent and Divergent Thinking Brainstorming Visual Research Variations on a Theme An Open Mind Habits of Mind Habits of Work
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
Constructing Meaning
Building Bridges Purpose and Intent Context Connections Aesthetics Drama
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
Principles of Three-Dimensional Design
Unity and Variety Balance Scale Proportion Emphasis Repetition and Rhythm
Materials and Methods
Choice of Materials Connections Transitions Traditional Materials, Contemporary
Uses Student Materials Materials and Meanings
Physical and Cerebral
Constructed Thought Physical forces Cerebral Qualities of Sculptural Objects Contemporary Questions, Contemporary Answers Expressing Ideas in Physical Form
Each chapter includes: Key Questions interspersed throughout, Summaries, Key Terms, and In Detail
Students who buy the Third Edition will have access to McGraw-Hill's
MyArtStudio, a website with dozens of interactions that allow students to study and experiment with various elements and principles of art, and to view videos of art techniques and artists at work
This website is adapted from the Core Concepts CD-ROM of the previous two editions
The new online format is redesigned and is now even easier to use
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