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Foundations of Art and Design: An Enhanced Media Edition

Foundations of Art and Design: An Enhanced Media Edition

by Lois Fichner-Rathus
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FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN has a logical and structured organization, moving from micro to macro topics, enabling students to build on ideas and concepts of design, and better understand the material. The author has written a book flexible and visual enough to suit any design course and every design student. Hundreds of examples of contemporary and classic art reflect the world students inhabit, and along with the book's unique visual glossaries, make this text an ideal foundation of design principles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781111830267
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/27/2011
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lois Fichner-Rathus is professor of art in the Department of Art and Art History of The College of New Jersey. She holds a combined undergraduate degree in fine arts and art history, an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her areas of specialization include contemporary art, feminist art history and criticism, and modern art and architecture, as well as the theory and foundations of art and design. Dr. Fichner-Rathus is also the author of the Cengage Learning textbooks UNDERSTANDING ART and FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN. She teaches study-abroad programs in Paris, Rome, Spain, and Cuba and resides in New York.

Table of Contents

1. The Creative Impulse. 2. Line. 3. Shape. 4. Value. 5. Color. 6. Texture. 7. Space. 8. Time and Motion. 9. Unity and Variety. 10. Emphasis and Focal Point. 11. Balance and Rhythm. 12. Scale and Proportion. Visual Glossary of Style. Visual Glossary of Mediums.

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