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Launching the Imagination : A Comprehensive Guide to Basic Design

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Summary

Launching the Imaginationtreats design as both a verb and a nounas both a process and a product. Design is deliberatea process of exploring multiple solutions and choosing the most promising option. Through an immersion in 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D concepts, students are encouraged to develop methods of thinking visually that will serve them throughout their studies and careers.

Table of Contents

Preface xx

Introduction xvi

Part 1: Two-Dimensional Design

Chapter 1: Basic Elements

LINE

Defining Line

Line Quality

Actual Lines

Implied Lines

Linear Networks

Using Line

Key Questions: Line

SHAPE

Defining Shape

Types of Shape

Degrees of Representation

Degrees of Definition

Key Questions: Representation and Definition

Using Shape

Key Questions: Shape

TEXTURE

Types of Texture

Creating Texture

Texture and Space

Trompe L’Oeil

Combining Physical and Visual Texture

Marks and Meanings

Key Questions: Texture

VALUE

Contrast

Value Distribution

Value and Volume

Value and Space

Value and Lighting

Key Questions: Value

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

Profile: Phillia Yi, Printmaker

Chapter 2: The Element Of Color

COLOR PHYSICS

Additive and Subtractive Color

Color Interaction

DEFINING COLOR

Hue

Value

Intensity

Key Questions: Defining Color

HARMONY AND DISHARMONY

Monochromatic Color Schemes

Analogous Color Schemes

Complementary Color Schemes

Split Complementary Color Schemes

Triadic Color Schemes

Chromatic Grays and Earth Colors

Using Disharmony

Key Questions: Harmony and Disharmony

COMPOSING WITH COLOR

Creating the Illusion of Space

Weight and Balance

Distribution and Proportion

Color as Emphasis

Key Questions: Composing with Color

EMOTION AND EXPRESSION

Color Keys

Symbolic Color

The Power of Color

Key Questions: Emotion and Expression

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

Profile: Ann Baddeley Keister, Fiber Artist

Chapter 3: Principles of Two-Dimensional Design

UNITY AND VARIETY

Gestalt: Theory and Application

Patterns and Grids

Key Questions: Unity and Variety

BALANCE

Weight and Gravity

Symmetrical Balance

Radial Symmetry

Asymmetrical Balance

Expressive Uses of Balance

Key Questions: Balance

SCALE AND PROPORTION

Key Questions: Scale and Proportion

RHYTHM

Key Questions: Rhythm

EMPHASIS

Emphasis by Isolation

Emphasis by Placement

Emphasis Through Contrast

Key Questions: Emphasis

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

Profile: Bob Dacey, Illustrator

Chapter 4: Illusion of Space and Illusion of Motion

CREATING THE ILLUSION OF SPACE

Linear Perspective

Other Ways to Create the Illusion of Space

Using the Illusion of Space

Key Questions: Illusion of Space

Spatial Dynamics

Key Questions: Spatial Dynamics

THE ILLUSION OF MOTION

The Kinesthetic Response

The Decisive Moment

Before and After

Fragmentation

Multiplication

Key Questions: Illusion of Motion

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

Profile: Ken Stout, Painter

Part 2: Concepts and Critical Thinking

Chapter 5: Problem Seeking and Problem Solving

PROBLEM SEEKING

The Design Process

The Fine Art Process

Sources of Ideas

Characteristics of a Good Problem

CONVERGENT AND DIVERGENT THINKING

Using Convergent Thinking

Using Divergent Thinking

BRAINSTORMING

Make a List

Use a Thesaurus

Explore Connections

Keep a Journal

Collaborative Creativity

VISUAL RESEARCH

Thumbnail Sketches

Model Making

AN OPEN MIND

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

Profile: Adam Kallish, Designer/Consultant

Chapter Six: Cultivating Creativity

SEVEN CHARACTERISTICS OF CREATIVE THINKING

Receptivity

Curiosity

Wide Range of Interests

Attentiveness

Connection Seeking

Conviction

Complexity

GOAL SETTING

A Goal-Setting Strategy

Characteristics of Good Goals

TIME MANAGEMENT

Set the Stage

Prioritize

See the Big Picture

Work Sequentially

Use Parts to Create the Whole

Make the Most of Class Time

When in Doubt, Crank It Out

Work Together

VARIATIONS ON A THEME

HABITS OF MIND AND WORK

Habits of Mind

Habits of Work

Summary

Studio Projects

Profile: Suzanne Stryk, Painter

Chapter 7: Developing Critical Thinking

ESTABLISHING CRITERIA

FORM, SUBJECT, CONTENT

STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, LEARN

TYPES OF CRITIQUES

Description

Cause and Effect

Compare and Contrast

Greatest Strength/Unrealized Potential

DEVELOPING A LONG-TERM PROJECT

Week One Assessment

Week Two Assessment

Developing a Self-Assignment

Self-Assignment: Jason Chin

TURN UP THE HEAT: PUSHING YOUR PROJECT’S POTENTIAL

Basic Arithmetic

Transformation

Reorganization

CONCEPTUAL VARIATIONS

ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

Profile: Kendall Buster, Sculptor

Chapter 8: Constructing Meaning

BUILDING BRIDGES

Shared Language

Iconography

Audience

Immediacy

Stereotypes

Clichés

Surprise

Key Questions: Building Bridges

PURPOSE AND INTENT

CONTEXT

CONNECTIONS

AESTHETICS

Definitions

Postmodernism

Visual Strategies

DRAMA

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

Profile: Roger Shimomura, Artist

Part 3: Three-Dimensional Design

Chapter 9: Elements of Three-Dimensional Design

FORM

Types of Form

Form and Function

Orthographic Projection

Degrees of Dimensionality

Environmental Works

Key Questions: Form

LINE

Line Quality

Actual Lines

Implied Lines

Line Networks

Key Questions: Line

PLANE

Key Questions: Plane

VOLUME AND MASS

Volume

Mass

Key Questions: Volume and Mass

SPACE

Positive and Negative Space

Compression and Expansion

Activated Space

Entering Space

Key Questions: Space

TEXTURE

Degrees of Texture

Characteristic and Contradictory Textures

The Implications of Texture

Key Questions: Texture

LIGHT

Value and Volume

Striking a Surface

Ambient and Direct Light

Light as Sculpture

Key Questions: Light

COLOR

Degrees of Harmony

Contrast

Color and Emotion

Symbolic Color

Key Questions: Color

TIME

Key Questions: Time

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

Profile: Todd Slaughter, Sculptor

Chapter 10: Principles of Three-Dimensional Design

UNITY AND VARIETY

Increasing Unity

Combining Unifying Forces

Increasing Variety

Degrees of Unity

Grid and Matrix

Key Questions: Unity and Variety

BALANCE

Key Questions: Balance

SCALE AND PROPORTION

Scale

Proportion

Key Questions: Scale and Proportion

EMPHASIS

Emphasis by Isolation

Emphasis Through Contrast

Key Questions: Emphasis

REPETITION AND RHYTHM

Key Questions: Repetition and Rhythm

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

Profile: Marilyn da Silva, Metalsmith

Chapter 11: Materials and Methods

CHOICE OF MATERIALS

Increasing Material Strength

Methods of Construction

Key Questions: Choice of Materials

CONNECTIONS AND TRANSITIONS

Connections

Transitions

Key Questions: Connections and Transitions

TRADITIONAL AND TRANSFORMATIVE MATERIALS

Stone

Clay

Metals

Wood

Glass

Fibers

Plastics

Ephemeral Materials

Key Questions: Traditional and Transformative Materials

STUDENT MATERIALS

Boards

Glues

Tapes

Key Questions: Student Materials

MEANINGFUL MATERIALS

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

Profile: David MacDonald, Ceramicist

Chapter 12: Physical and Cerebral

CONSTRUCTED THOUGHT

From Life to Art

Degrees of Representation

Boundaries

Bases and Places

Key Questions: Constructed Thought

PHYSICAL FORCES

Weight and Gravity

Compression and Expansion

Tension and Torsion

Presence and Absence

Process and Product

Key Questions: Physical Forces

CONTEMPORARY QUESTIONS, CONTEMPORARY ANSWERS

Building on Tradition

Reinventing Sculpture

Contemporary Directions

Ideas in Physical Form

Key Questions: Contemporary Questions, Contemporary Answers

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

Profile: Samuel Yates, Artist

Part 4: Time Design

Chapter 13: Aspects and Elements of Time

BUILDING BLOCKS

Relationships

Transitions

Key Questions: Building Blocks

DURATION

Key Questions: Duration TEMPO

Key Questions: Tempo

INTENSITY

Key Questions: Intensity

SCOPE

Key Questions: Scope

SETTING

Physical and Temporal Location

Props and Costume

Setting and Actor

Key Questions: Setting and Actor

Sound: The Hidden Dimension

Key Questions: Setting

CHRONOLOGY

Key Questions: Chronology

SCHINDLER’S LIST: CONTENT AND COMPOSITION

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

Profile: Sharon Greytak, Filmmaker

Chapter 14: Narrative and Nonnarrative

STORYTELLING

Working with Multiple Images

Multiple-Image Structures

From Scene to Screenplay

Key Questions: Storytelling

BOUNDARIES

Conceptual Boundaries

Developing a Story

Emotional Boundaries

Style

Key Questions: Boundaries

CAUSALITY

Key Questions: Causality

CHARACTER-DRIVEN NARRATIVE

The Opening Sequence

Conflict

The Closing Sequence

Key Questions: Character-Driven Narrative

NARRATIVE COMPRESSION

Key Questions: Narrative Compression

NONNARRATIVE

Key Questions: Nonnarrative

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

Profile: Michael Remson, Librettist and Composer

Chapter 15: Interdisciplinary Arts

EXPLORING THE VISUAL BOOK

Selecting a Text

Writing a Text

Text and Type Style

Word and Image Relationships

Advantages of Visual Books

Key Questions: The Visual Book

INSTALLATION ART

Uses of Space and Time

The Importance of Context

Advantages of Installation Art

Key Questions: Installations

PERFORMANCE ART

Historical Background

Characteristics of Performance Art

Key Questions: Performance Art

ADVANTAGES OF INTERDISCIPLINARY ART

Summary

Key Terms

Studio Projects

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

NOTES

GLOSSARY

CREDITS

INDEX



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