Design Basics (with Artexperience Online Printed Access Card) by David A. LauerDesign Basics (with Artexperience Online Printed Access Card) by David A. Lauer

Design Basics (with Artexperience Online Printed Access Card)

byDavid A. Lauer

Paperback | November 9, 2007

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DESIGN BASICS is a best-selling text for the two-dimensional design course. DESIGN BASICS presents art fundamentals concepts in full two- to four-page spreads, making the text practical and easy for students to refer to while they work. This modular format gives instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing the course. Visual examples from many periods, peoples, and cultures are provided for all elements and principles of design. The diversity of illustrations now includes more examples from visual culture encouraging students to see these principles in the world around them. Icons appearing throughout the book prompt students to access ArtExperience Online (a dynamic Web site integrated with the textbook), which contains studio art demonstrations and interactive exercises that help students explore the foundations of art.
David A. Lauer is Emeritus Professor of Art at the College of Alameda.Stephen Pentak received his BA from Union College in New York, and his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He is Professor Emeritus of Art, and a past Associate Dean of the College of the Arts at Ohio State University. He has been the recipient of four...
Title:Design Basics (with Artexperience Online Printed Access Card)Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 10.8 × 9 × 0.6 inPublished:November 9, 2007Publisher:Wadsworth PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0495500860

ISBN - 13:9780495500865

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Table of Contents

Part I: DESIGN PRINCIPLES.1. Design Process.2. Unity.3. Emphasis and Focal Point.4. Scale/Proportion.5. Balance.6. Rhythm.Part II: DESIGN ELEMENTS.7. Line.8. Shape/Volume.9. Pattern and Texture.10. Illusion of Space.11. Illusion of Motion. 12. Value.13. Color.Glossary.

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"I found the image selection refreshing, they pushed the limits of what is presented in general foundations classesathe book becomes engaging!"