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Elements of Design: Rowena Reed Kostellow and the Structure of Visual Relationships (Design Briefs)

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A hands-on book design students and designers alike will welcome.Elements of Design is a tribute to an exceptional teacher and a study of the abstract visual relationships that were her lifelong pursuit. Rowena Reed Kiostellow taught industrial design at Pratt Institute for more than fifty years and the designers she trained-and the designers they're training today-have changed the face of American design. This succinct, instructive, invaluable book reconstructs the series of exercises that led Kostellow's students from the manipulation of simple forms to the creation of complex solutions to difficult design problems. It includes her exercises and commentary along with selected student solutions, and concludes with examples of work from former students who became leaders in the field, including such well-known figures as Tucker Viemeisater, Ralph Applebaum, Ted Muehling, and many others.

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Rowena Reed Kostellow (1900-1988) taught industrial design at Pratt Institute for some 50 years. Following a brief account of Kostellow's life, author and design journalist Gail Greet Hannah documents Kostellow's structured approach to the study of visual relationships, defining and illustrating the vocabulary and carefully sequenced exercises Kostellow used in the teaching of three-dimensional design. Because Kostellow did not leave a detailed written record of her principles and methods, this account draws on notes and conversations with those who taught and studied with her. It is illustrated with b&w and color photographs, much of it work done by students in classes she taught.
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Rowena Reed Kostellow (1900-1988) taught industrial design at Pratt Institute for some 50 years. Following a brief account of Kostellow's life, author and design journalist Gail Greet Hannah documents Kostellow's structured approach to the study of visual relationships, defining and illustrating the

Synopsis:

A hands-on book for design students and designers.

About the Author

Gail Greet Hannah is a writer specializing in design and marketing. She was a friend of Rowena Reed Kostellow and worked with her to publish her teaching method. She lives in Cold Spring Harbor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568983295
Author:
Hannah, Gail Greet
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Author:
Greet Hannah, Gail
Location:
New York
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
History - American
Subject:
Form perception
Subject:
Volume perception.
Subject:
General
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Series:
Design Briefs
Series Volume:
no. 937
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.54x7.02x.47 in. .94 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , Rowena Reed Kostellow (1900-1988) taught industrial design at Pratt Institute for some 50 years. Following a brief account of Kostellow's life, author and design journalist Gail Greet Hannah documents Kostellow's structured approach to the study of visual relationships, defining and illustrating the
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