Launching the Imagination 2D + CC CD-ROM v3.0 by Mary StewartLaunching the Imagination 2D + CC CD-ROM v3.0 by Mary Stewart

Launching the Imagination 2D + CC CD-ROM v3.0

byMary Stewart

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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.

"I have found the text very clear and concise with fabulous, diversified examples and illustrations."
--Kelly M. Nelson, Longwood University

"It is clear, concise, and visually appealing. My students responded immediately to its visual impact. I also appreciated the artist views for each chapter. They gave the sections more meaning."
--Danielle Harmon, Valdosta State University

"This text is excellent for developing projects that stimulate creativity, challenge students set in convergent thinking to open up, realize the ability to be creative when they are not visual artists."
--Carolynne Whitefeather, Utica College

"Main reason [for adopting LTI]: chapters on narrative and time. Helped to bridge the gap between fine arts and graphic design. Helped/introduced students to these elements/topics and reinforced 2D/3D concepts learned in other classes. Students enjoyed the book. Problem solving chapter is great."
--William Britton Rowe, Ohio Northern University

"Launching the Imagination is both simple and in-depth in its scope. It is thorough without being overwhelming. It is clear and succinct without losing the essence of meaning or concepts. Also the color examples and the accompanying CD is great."
--Rob Tarbell, Piedmont Virginia Community College and James Madison University

"I have not had a really good text for 2-D Design since Roy Behrens' Design in the Visual Arts, which is now out of print. While there is much to like about Launching the Imagination, I was most happy with the sections which talked about critical thinking and strategies for problem solving which can be employed by visual artists."
--Reid Wood, Lorain County Community College

"The engaging writing and variety of visual examples make this design text the most user friendly guide for both students and instructor that I've found yet. The artist profiles give an applied art/life perspective that is unique in foundations texts. I've used the text at two colleges and my students LOVE this text. The thin 2D volume is also a plus. Students do Not want a heavy book to lug around."
--Tracy Doreen Dietzel, Edgewood College

Mary Stewart is an Associate Professor and the Foundation Program Coordinator in the Northern Illinois University School of Art She also serves as the Regional Coordinator Director 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 ex...
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Title:Launching the Imagination 2D + CC CD-ROM v3.0Format:OtherDimensions:10.8 × 8.6 × 0.49 inPublished:May 9, 2005Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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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

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 teacher’s OLC and the Instructor’s Resources CD-ROM such as projects and other assignments.