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Launching the Imagination 3D + CC CD-ROM v3.0
Synopses & Reviews
Designed for courses in Creativity or Three-Dimensional Design, Launching the Imagination: A Guide to Three-Dimensional Design offers a comprehensive framework on which students, teachers, and administrators can build. The approach in this second edition is refined, distilled, and updated, using hundreds of examples drawn from traditional and contemporary sources. Profiles with interviews of artists and designers introduce students to working processes, career choices, and criteria for excellence from a remarkable group of masters.
Launching the Imagination is available in a comprehensive volume treating 2D design, Creativity and Problem-solving, 3D design, and time-based (4D) design; or in split volumes containing either 2D or 3D design, plus the material on Creativity and Problem-solving.
Launching the Imaginations Core Concepts in Art CD-ROM, version 2.0, which engages students interactively with the elements and principles of art through numerous interactive exercises, has been re-organized and expanded. A copy of this CD-ROM is included free with every copy of the textbook purchased from McGraw-Hill, a student-value of over $30, and is also available individually through your local bookstore.
About the Author
Mary Stewart the Art Foundations Program Director at Florida State University. She is also the Vice President for Regional Coordinators for Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (F.A.T.E.), which is the national organization for Foundation teaching.
As an artist, Stewart has worked extensively with visual narrative, both in the classroom and in her studio. She has received two grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for collaborative choreography and has participated in over eighty exhibitions, nationally and internationally.
Table of Contents
**PART 2: CONCEPTS AND CRITICAL THINKING
Design and Creativity
Profile: Nancy Callahan, Artist, and Diane Gallo, Writer
Variations on a Theme
Profile: Heidi Lasher-Oakes, Sculptor
Stop, Look, Listen, Learn
Developing a Long-Term Project
Concept and Composition
Profile: Bob Dacey, Illustrator
Profile: Ken Botnick, Graphic Designer
CHAPTER 8: ELEMENTS OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
Form and Function
Degrees of Dimensionality
The complexity of Three-Dimensional Design
CHAPTER 9 PRINCIPLES OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
Repetition and Rhythm
CHAPTER 10: MATERIALS AND METHODS
Traditional Materials, Contemporary Uses
Materials and Meanings
CHAPTER 11: PHYSICAL AND CEREBRAL
Contemporary Questions, Contemporary Answers
Profile: Rick Paul, Sculptor
*Each chapter includes: Key Questions interspersed throughout, Summaries, and Key Terms