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.
Designed for use in the two-dimensional design course, Lauer and Pentak's (both Ohio State U.) textbook is also suitable as a resource for visual arts majors throughout their college career and beyond. The text is filled with images from art, design, nature, and popular culture from various time periods and cultures to illustrate the major concepts of design. The seventh edition features some 100 new images, including examples of student work; new sections on pattern; new material on movement; and the use of a pair of artworks repeated in every chapter to emphasize the concept that any example of work in the book can be a learning tool for many elements and principles. Oversize: 9x11". Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
2008; THOMSON WADSWORTH