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Launching the Imagination https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1259603636.jpeg 6 2019 9781259603631 New and better than ever, the sixth edition of 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 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. Building on strengths of the previous five editions, the sixth edition of Launching the Imagination 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.
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Launching the Imagination

Launching the Imagination, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 1259603636 | ISBN13: 9781259603631
By Mary Stewart
© 2019

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New and better than ever, the sixth edition of 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 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. Building on strengths of the previous five editions, the sixth edition of Launching the Imagination 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.

1 Basic Elements
2 The Element Of Color
3 Principles of Two-Dimensional Design
4 Illusion of Space and Illusion of Motion
5 Problem Seeking and Problem Solving
6 Cultivating Creativity
7 Developing Critical Thinking
8 Constructing Meaning
9 Three-Dimensional Design Elements
10 Principles of Three-Dimensional Design
11 Materials and Methods
12 Physical and Cerebral
13 Aspects and Elements of Time
14 Narrative and Non-narrative
15 Interdisciplinary Arts

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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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