Launching the Imagination 3D by Mary StewartLaunching the Imagination 3D by Mary Stewart

Launching the Imagination 3D

byMary Stewart

Paperback | November 21, 2007

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Designed for courses in Creativity and Three-Dimensional Design, Launching the Imagination offers a comprehensive framework on which students, teachers, and administrators can build. The approach in this third edition is refined, distilled, and updated, using over 375 examples drawn from traditional and contemporary sources. Interviews of artists and designers, known as Profiles, introduce students to working processes, career choices, and criteria for excellence from a remarkable group of masters.

Launching the Imagination is also available in a comprehensive volume treating 2D design, Creativity and Problem-solving, 3D design, and time-based (4D) design; or in a split volume containing 2D design plus the material on Creativity and Problem-solving.

This edition of Launching the Imagination moves the content of the Core Concepts in Art CD-ROM to the Online Learning Center. With free access, this website, which engages students interactively with the elements and principles of art through numerous interactive exercises, has been re-organized and expanded.
Title:Launching the Imagination 3DFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10.9 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:November 21, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:007332731X

ISBN - 13:9780073327310

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

PART 2: CONCEPTS AND CRITICAL THINKING

CHAPTER 5: CULTIVATING CREATIVITY

Design and Creativity

Seven Characteristics of Creative Thinking

Goal Setting

Time Management

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

CHAPTER 6: PROBLEM SEEKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING

Problem Seeking

Convergent and Divergent Thinking

Brainstorming

Visual Research

Variations on a Theme

An Open Mind

Habits of Mind

Habits of Work

Profile: Heidi Lasher-Oakes, Sculptor

CHAPTER 7: 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 8: CONSTRUCTING MEANING

Building Bridges

Purpose and Intent

Context

Connections

Aesthetics

Drama

Profile: Roger Shimomura, Painter

PART 3: THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

CHAPTER 9: 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: Rick Paul, Sculptor

CHAPTER 10 PRINCIPLES OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

Unity and Variety

Balance

Scale

Proportion

Emphasis

Repetition and Rhythm

Profile: Marilyn da Silva, Metalsmith

CHAPTER 11: MATERIALS AND METHODS

Choice of Materials

Connections

Transitions

Traditional Materials, Contemporary Uses

Student Materials

Materials and Meanings

Profile: David MacDonald, Ceramicist

CHAPTER 12: PHYSICAL AND CEREBRAL

Constructed Thought

Physical forces

Cerebral Qualities of Sculptural Objects

Contemporary Questions, Contemporary Answers

Expressing Ideas in Physical Form

Profile: Todd Slaughter, Sculptor

Key Readings

Notes

Glossary

Credits

Index

*Each chapter includes: Key Questions interspersed throughout, Summaries, Key Terms, and In Detail.
**Students who buy the Third Edition will have access to McGraw-Hill’s MyArtStudio, a website with dozens of interactions that allow students to study and experiment with various elements and principles of art, and to view videos of art techniques and artists at work. (This website is adapted from the Core Concepts CD-ROM of the previous two editions. The new online format is redesigned and is now even easier to use.)