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PrefaceIntroduction**PART 1: TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN*CHAPTER 1: BASIC ELEMENTSLine ShapeTextureValueProfile: Phillia Yi, PrintmakerCHAPTER 2: THE ELEMENT OF COLOR Color TheoryColor PhysicsColor InteractionDefining ColorColor SchemesComposing with ColorColor, Emotion, and ExpressionProfile: Ann Baddley Keister, Fiber ArtistCHAPTER 3: PRINCIPLES OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGNUnity and VarietyBalanceScale and ProportionRhythm Emphasis Creating the Illusion of SpaceDynamic Space: Constructing MulanThe Illusion of MovementDetermining PrioritiesProfile: Ken Stout, Painter PART 2: CONCEPTS AND CRITICAL THINKINGCHAPTER 4: CULTIVATING CREATIVITYDesign and Creativity Seven Characteristics of Creative ThinkingGoal SettingTime ManagementProfile: Nancy Callahan, Artist, and Diane Gallo, WriterCHAPTER 5: PROBLEM SEEKING AND PROBLEM SOLVINGProblem SeekingConvergent and Divergent ThinkingBrainstormingVisual ResearchVariations on a ThemeAn Open MindProfile: Heidi Lasher-Oakes, SculptorCHAPTER 6: DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKINGEstablishing CriteriaForm, Subject, and ContentsStop, Look, Listen, Learn Types of CritiquesDeveloping a Long-Term ProjectTurn Up the Heat: Pushing Your Project's PotentialConcept and CompositionAccepting ResponsibilityProfile: Bob Dacey, IllustratorCHAPTER 7: CONSTRUCTING MEANINGBuilding BridgesPurpose and IntentContextConnectionsDramaAesthetics and AnestheticsProfile: Ken Botnick, Graphic DesignerPART 3: THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGNCHAPTER 8: ELEMENTS OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGNDefining FormForm and FunctionOrthographic ProjectionDegrees of DimensionalityLinePlaneVolumeMassSpaceTextureLightColorTimeThe complexity of Three-Dimensional DesignProfile: Rodger Mack, Sculptor CHAPTER 9 PRINCIPLES OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGNUnity and VarietyBalance Scale ProportionEmphasisRepetition and Rhythm Profile: David MacDonald, Ceramicist CHAPTER 10: MATERIALS AND METHODS Choice of MaterialsConnectionsTransitionsTraditional Materials, Contemporary UsesStudent MaterialsMaterials and MeaningsProfile: Todd Slaughter, SculptorCHAPTER 11: PHYSICAL AND CEREBRALConstructed Thought Physical forcesCerebral Qualities of Sculptural ObjectsContemporary Questions, Contemporary AnswersExpressing Ideas in Physical FormProfile: Rick Paul, SculptorPART 4: TIME DESIGNCHAPTER 12: ASPECTS OF ELEMENTS OF TIME Building BlocksDurationTempoIntensityScopeSettingChronology Schindler's List: Content and CompositionProfile: Sharon Greytak, FilmmakerCHAPTER 13: NARRATIVE AND NON-NARRATIVE Tell Me a StoryWorking with Multiple ImagesEstablishing BoundariesCausalityStory and Style in Citizen KaneThe 15-second Narrative Non-NarrativeProfile: Jerome Witkin, PainterCHAPTER 14: INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTSExploring the Visual BookInstallation ArtPerformance ArtAdvantages of Interdisciplinary ArtProfile: Abelardo Morell, PhotographerGlossaryCreditsIndex*Each chapter includes: Key Questions interspersed throughout, Summaries, and Key Terms**Each Part concludes with Multimedia Resources guide.For student independent study: the Multimedia Resources guide suggested relevant exercises on the Online Learning Center (OLC) and the Core Concepts in Art CD-ROM.For instructors: the Multimedia Resources guide suggests additional resources available on the password-protected teacher's OLC and the Instructor's Resources CD-ROM such as projects and other assignments.

About the Author

Mary Stewartauthor, artist, and educatoris 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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