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Launching the Imagination: A Comprehensive Guide to Basic Design with CDROM

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Designed for courses in Creativity, Two-, Three- or Four-Dimensional Design, Launching the Imagination offers a comprehensive framework on which students, teachers, and administrators can build. The approach in this second edition is refined, distilled, and updated, using over 600 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 Imagination’s 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.

Synopsis:

Designed for courses in Creativity, Two-, Three- or Four-Dimensional Design, Launching the Imagination offers a comprehensive framework on which students, teachers, and administrators can build. The approach in this second edition is refined, distilled, and updated, using over 600 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.

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

Emphasis

Creating the Illusion of Space

Dynamic Space: Constructing Mulan

The Illusion of Movement

Determining Priorities

Profile: Ken Stout, Painter

PART 2: CONCEPTS AND CRITICAL THINKING

CHAPTER 4: CULTIVATING CREATIVITY

Design and Creativity

Seven Characteristics of Creative Thinking

Goal Setting

Time Management

Profile: Nancy Callahan, Artist, and Diane Gallo, Writer

CHAPTER 5: PROBLEM SEEKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING

Problem Seeking

Convergent and Divergent Thinking

Brainstorming

Visual Research

Variations on a Theme

An Open Mind

Profile: Heidi Lasher-Oakes, Sculptor

CHAPTER 6: 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 7: CONSTRUCTING MEANING

Building Bridges

Purpose and Intent

Context

Connections

Drama

Aesthetics and Anesthetics

Profile: Ken Botnick, Graphic Designer

PART 3: THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

CHAPTER 8: 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: Rodger Mack, Sculptor

CHAPTER 9 PRINCIPLES OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

Unity and Variety

Balance

Scale

Proportion

Emphasis

Repetition and Rhythm

Profile: David MacDonald, Ceramicist

CHAPTER 10: MATERIALS AND METHODS

Choice of Materials

Connections

Transitions

Traditional Materials, Contemporary Uses

Student Materials

Materials and Meanings

Profile: Todd Slaughter, Sculptor

CHAPTER 11: PHYSICAL AND CEREBRAL

Constructed Thought

Physical forces

Cerebral Qualities of Sculptural Objects

Contemporary Questions, Contemporary Answers

Expressing Ideas in Physical Form

Profile: Rick Paul, Sculptor

PART 4: TIME DESIGN

CHAPTER 12: ASPECTS OF ELEMENTS OF TIME

Building Blocks

Duration

Tempo

Intensity

Scope

Setting

Chronology

Schindler's List: Content and Composition

Profile: Sharon Greytak, Filmmaker

CHAPTER 13: NARRATIVE AND NON-NARRATIVE

Tell Me a Story

Working with Multiple Images

Establishing Boundaries

Causality

Story and Style in Citizen Kane

The 15-second Narrative

Non-Narrative

Profile: Jerome Witkin, Painter

CHAPTER 14: INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS

Exploring the Visual Book

Installation Art

Performance Art

Advantages of Interdisciplinary Art

Profile: Abelardo Morell, Photographer

Glossary

Credits

Index

*Each chapter includes: Key Questions interspersed throughout, Summaries, and Key Terms
**Each Part concludes with Multimedia Resources guide.For student independent study: the Multimedia Resources guide suggested relevant exercises on the Online Learning Center (OLC) and the Core Concepts in Art CD-ROM.For instructors: the Multimedia Resources guide suggests additional resources available on the password-protected teachers OLC and the Instructors Resources CD-ROM such as projects and other assignments.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072878738
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Subject:
Design - General
Author:
Stewart, Mary
Subject:
General
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
10.76x8.46x.65 in. 2.03 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Designed for courses in Creativity, Two-, Three- or Four-Dimensional Design, Launching the Imagination offers a comprehensive framework on which students, teachers, and administrators can build. The approach in this second edition is refined, distilled, and updated, using over 600 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.

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