Launching the Imagination: A Guide to Two-Dimensional Design / Edition 4

Launching the Imagination: A Guide to Two-Dimensional Design / Edition 4

by Mary Stewart
     
 

Launching the Imagination treats design as both a verb and a noun—as both a process and a product. Design is deliberate—a process of exploring multiple solutions and choosing the most promising option. Through an immersion in 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D concepts, students are encouraged to develop methods of thinking visually that will serve them

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Launching the Imagination treats design as both a verb and a noun—as both a process and a product. Design is deliberate—a process of exploring multiple solutions and choosing the most promising option. Through an immersion in 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D concepts, students are encouraged to develop methods of thinking visually that will serve them throughout their studies and careers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780077379803
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
783,297
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Author, artist, and educator Mary Stewart is the Foundations Program Director for the Art Department at Florida State University and co-founder of Integrative Teaching Thinktank, a national organization devoted to strengthening college-level teaching. She regularly gives workshops and lectures on creativity, curriculum design, visual communication, leadership and visual narrative. Her artwork has been shown in over eighty exhibitions nationally and internationally, and she has received two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants for choreography. She received the FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) Master Educator award and the National Council of Arts Administrators Award of Distinction in 2009.

Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction
**PART 1: TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
*CHAPTER 1: BASIC ELEMENTS
Line
Shape
Texture
Value
Profile: Phillia Yi, Printmaker
CHAPTER 2: 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
CHAPTER 3: PRINCIPLES OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
Unity and Variety
Balance
Scale and Proportion
Rhythm
Movement
Emphasis
Profile: Ken Botnick, Graphic Designer
CHAPTER 4: ILLUSION OF SPACE AND ILLUSION OF MOTION
Creating the Illusion of Space
Animated Space: Constructing Mulan
The Illusion of Movement
Profile: Ken Stout, Painter
PART 2: CONCEPTS AND CRITICAL THINKING
CHAPTER 5: CULTIVATING CREATIVITY
Design and Creativity
Seven Characteristics of Creative Thinking
Goal Setting
Time Management
Profile: Nancy Callahan, Artist; and Diane Gallo, Writer
CHAPTER 6: 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
Profile: Heidi Lasher-Oakes, Sculptor
CHAPTER 7: 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 YourProject's Potential
Concept and Composition
Accepting Responsibility
Profile: Bob Dacey, Illustrator
CHAPTER 8: CONSTRUCTING MEANING
Building Bridges
Purpose and Intent
Context
Connections
Aesthetics
Drama
Profile: Roger Shimomura, Painter
Key Readings
Notes
Glossary
Credits
Index
*Each chapter includes: Key Questions interspersed throughout, Summaries, and Key Terms
**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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