Launching the Imagination 2D

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-11-21
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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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 third edition is refined, distilled, and updated, using over 600 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 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.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.

Table of Contents

Two-Dimensional Design
Basic Elements
Line Shape Texture Value Profile: Phillia Yi, Printmaker
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
Principles of Two-Dimensional Design
Unity and Variety Balance Scale and Proportion Rhythm Movement Emphasis
Illusion Of Space And Illusion of Motion
Creating the Illusion of Space
Animated Space: ConstructingMulan
The Illusion of Movement
Concepts and Critical Thinking
Cultivating Creativity
Design and Creativity Seven Characteristics of Creative Thinking Goal Setting Time Management
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
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
Constructing Meaning
Building Bridges Purpose and Intent Context Connections Aesthetics Drama
Each chapter includes: Key Questions interspersed throughout, Summaries, and Key Terms
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.)
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