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Launching the Imagination 2D Splitby Mary Stewart
Synopses & Reviews
Designed for courses in Creativity and Two-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 3D 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.
About 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
**PART 1: TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
Profile: Phillia Yi, Printmaker
Color, Emotion, and Expression
CHAPTER 3: PRINCIPLES OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
CHAPTER 4: ILLUSION OF SPACE AND ILLUSION OF MOTION
Animated Space: Constructing Mulan
Profile: Ken Stout, Painter
CHAPTER 5: CULTIVATING CREATIVITY
Seven Characteristics of Creative Thinking
CHAPTER 6: PROBLEM SEEKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Convergent and Divergent Thinking
An Open Mind
Habits of Work
CHAPTER 7: DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING
Form, Subject, and Contents
Types of Critiques
Turn up the Heat: Pushing Your Project's Potential
CHAPTER 8: CONSTRUCTING MEANING
Purpose and Intent
**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.)