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Launching the Imagination 3D: A Comprehensive Guide to Three-Dimensional Design
Launching the Imagination 3D: A Comprehensive Guide to Three-Dimensional Design

Launching the Imagination 3D: A Comprehensive Guide to Three-Dimensional Design, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 1260402223 | ISBN13: 9781260402223
By Mary Stewart
© 2019

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New and better than ever, Launching the Imagination treats design as both a verb and a noun - as both a process and a product. Design is deliberate - a process of exploring multiple solutions and choosing the most promising option. Through an immersion in 3-D concepts students are encouraged to develop methods of thinking visually that will serve them throughout their studies and careers. 

Building on strengths of the previous five editions Launching the Imagination 6e is even more:

Concise. Content has been refined so that maximum content can be communicated as clearly and concisely as possible.

Colorful. In addition to the full color used throughout the book, the writing is livelier than that in most textbooks. Analogies expand communication, and every visual example has been carefully selected for maximum impact.

Comprehensive. Launching the Imagination is the only foundational text with full sections devoted to critical and creative thinking and to time-based design. The photo program is global, represents a myriad of stylistic approaches, and prominently features design and media arts as well as more traditional art forms.

Contemporary. More than half of the visual examples represent artworks completed since 1970, and over 100 represent works completed since 2000

Compelling. Interviews with exemplars of creativity have always been an important feature of this book. Three of the best past profiles have been revised and a new profile has been added. Now inserted into the body of the text, each interview deliberately builds on its chapter content. In Chapter Five, designer Steve Quinn describes the seven-step sequence he uses in developing websites, logos, and motion graphics. In Chapter 8, Jim Elniski describes The Greenhouse Chicago, an innovative home that is both highly energy efficient and elegant. In Chapter 11, ceramicist David MacDonald describes his influences and work process. And, in the new profile in Chapter 6, artist Sara Mast describes an ambitious art and science collaboration begun in celebration of the ideas of Albert Einstein. 

Almost fifty new images have been added, representing major contemporary artists and designers including Wolfgang Buttress, Do Ho Suh, Garo Antresian, Janet Ballweg, Phoebe Morris, Alain Cornu, and Natalya Zahn.

Preface xx

Introduction xvi

Part 2: Concepts andCritical Thinking

Chapter 5: Problem Seeking and Problem Solving

Chapter 6: Cultivating Creativity

Chapter 7: Developing Critical Thinking

Chapter 8: Constructing Meaning

Part 3:Three-Dimensional Design

Chapter 9: Three-Dimensional Design Elements

Chapter 10: Principles of Three-DimensionalDesign

Chapter 11: Materials and Methods

Chapter 12: Physical and Cerebral





About the Author

Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart—author, artist, and educator—is the Foundations Program Director for the Art Department at Florida State University and co-founder of Integrative Teaching Thinktank, a national organization devoted to strengthening college-level teaching. She regularly gives workshops and lectures on creativity, curriculum design, visual communication, leadership and visual narrative. Her artwork has been shown in over eighty exhibitions nationally and internationally, and she has received two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants for choreography. She received the FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) Master Educator award and the National Council of Arts Administrators Award of Distinction in 2009.

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