Design Basics

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Cengage Learning, Nov 9, 2007 - Art - 320 pages
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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.
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User Review  - Olga Tschishikowa - Goodreads

That's an amazing one, a clear-cut reference book and a guide to composition and basic elements of design. Worth every cent spent. Read full review

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User Review  - Alyamm - Goodreads

The best for learning the fundementals of design. simple and easy to read, very self explanatory and has alot of interesting graphics. Read full review

Contents

DESIGN PRINCIPLES
1
DESIGN ELEMENTS
125
GLOSSARY
288
BIBLIOGRAPHY
291
PHOTOGRAPHIC SOURCES
293
INDEX
295
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

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 Ohio Arts Council Fellowships and he has been a visiting resident artist at Delfina Studios in London, and Glasgow School of Art. Pentak's recent solo exhibitions include shows at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York and Susan Street in San Diego. He is co-author of COLOR BASICS as well as DESIGN BASICS. www.stephenpentak.com.

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