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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077379810
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 592,804
  • 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.

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Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction

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 Your Project'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

PART 3: THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

CHAPTER 9: 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: Rick Paul, Sculptor

CHAPTER 10 PRINCIPLES OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
Unity and Variety
Balance
Scale
Proportion
Emphasis
Repetition and Rhythm
Profile: Marilyn da Silva, Metalsmith

CHAPTER 11: MATERIALS AND METHODS
Choice of Materials
Connections
Transitions
Traditional Materials, Contemporary Uses
Student Materials
Materials and Meanings
Profile: David MacDonald, Ceramicist

CHAPTER 12: PHYSICAL AND CEREBRAL
Constructed Thought
Physical forces
Cerebral Qualities of Sculptural Objects
Contemporary Questions, Contemporary Answers
Expressing Ideas in Physical Form
Profile: Todd Slaughter, Sculptor
Key Readings
Notes
Glossary
Credits
Index
*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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