Introduction to Design
A comprehensive, well illustrated and easy to read introduction to the basic principles underlying all of the two-dimensional arts. Points and lines, shape, texture, depth, time and motion, value, color, design principles, proportion and scale. Artists and designers interested in learning about the fundamentals of two-dimensional art and design.
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