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Foundations of Art and Design: An Enhanced Media Edition 1st Edition

Lois Fichner-Rathus

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2008
  • 360 Pages

Overview

FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN:AN ENHANCED MEDIA EDITION 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. This new Enhanced Edition includes "Project" boxes which show students examples of how they can apply key points from the chapters' content. In addition, Art CourseMate, featuring an interactive eBook and a wealth of online resources, is now available for this text.

Lois Fichner-Rathus, College of New Jersey

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.
  • This new Enhanced Edition includes "Project" boxes which show students examples of how they can apply key points from the chapters' content, with their everyday experiences, to expand their visual outlook on the world.
  • Art CourseMate provides a wealth of online resources and an interactive eBook. Icons appear throughout the text to make it easier for students to know when to refer to specific modules for additional practice.
  • Covering all important design basics visually and in depth, this text draws on numerous classic and contemporary works of art to illustrate concepts and principles of design. This book can easily fit any introductory design course offered to students of every ability and background.
  • An integrated, running glossary places definitions of key terms right where students need them--in the margins on the pages where they occur in the narrative--ensuring that definition and concept come together for optimal comprehension and retention.
  • Unique two-page chapter openings featuring preliminary sketches created by a recent art graduate, engage students, prompt critical thinking, and address the themes of the chapter. Outlines help students know what to expect in the upcoming chapter.
  • Two unique "Visual Glossaries" appear at the end of the text. The Visual Glossary of Style shows students how the elements of art and principles of design have been used to express different themes and worldviews. The Visual Glossary of Mediums outlines two-, three-, and four-dimensional mediums, including materials, and illustrations of each.
  • "Compare and Contrast" boxes, which display two or more works side by side, help students learn to see stylistic and technical similarities and differences and to draw perceptive conclusions about various works of art.
  • "Master Class" boxes offer short quotes from artists, who share their knowledge, perceptions, and advice.
  • "Independent Study" offers students projects to work on outside of class to expand their comprehension of a particular design problem. Selected projects and outcomes can be viewed on the text's CourseMate site.
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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  • ISBN-10: 1111771456
  • ISBN-13: 9781111771454
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $103.50
  • RETAIL $137.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Foundations of Art and Design

ISBN: 9781285456546
Packed with hundreds of examples of classic and contemporary art, FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN, 2E delivers a comprehensive guide to basic design that provides the ideal foundation to design principles. Appealing to readers at every ability level, the text's logical and structured organization moves from micro to macro topics, enabling students to build on ideas and concepts of design and better understand the material. A running glossary defines key terms in the margins of the text, while two Visual Glossaries at the end of the book focus on styles and mediums. New "Theory and Practice" boxes help students more deeply analyze artwork, and "Artists on Art" boxes offer insight from professional artists. Providing a wealth of online resources as well as an eBook, the new Art CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and test-prep tools. FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN, 2E is flexible and visual enough to suit any design course and every design student.

CourseMate with eBook , 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285465166
Packed with hundreds of examples of classic and contemporary art, FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN, 2E delivers a comprehensive guide to basic design that provides the ideal foundation to design principles. Appealing to readers at every ability level, the text's logical and structured organization moves from micro to macro topics, enabling students to build on ideas and concepts of design and better understand the material. A running glossary defines key terms in the margins of the text, while two Visual Glossaries at the end of the book focus on styles and mediums. New "Theory and Practice" boxes help students more deeply analyze artwork, and "Artists on Art" boxes offer insight from professional artists. Providing a wealth of online resources as well as an eBook, the new Art CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and test-prep tools. FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN, 2E is flexible and visual enough to suit any design course and every design student.

FOR STUDENTS

Foundations of Art and Design

ISBN: 9781285456546
Packed with hundreds of examples of classic and contemporary art, FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN, 2E delivers a comprehensive guide to basic design that provides the ideal foundation to design principles. Appealing to readers at every ability level, the text's logical and structured organization moves from micro to macro topics, enabling learners to build on ideas and concepts of design and better understand the material. A running glossary defines key terms in the margins of the text, while two Visual Glossaries at the end of the book focus on styles and mediums. In addition, new "Theory and Practice" boxes help readers more deeply analyze artwork, and "Artists on Art" boxes offer insight from professional artists.

CourseMate with eBook , 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285465166
The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes--all online with CourseMate. You will find image flashcards linked to interactive content so you can review related material and test yourself; "In the Studio" videos demonstrating a variety of techniques and interviews discussing the art-making process; interactive "Foundations" tutorials; chapter quizzes; and independent study projects. Icons appear throughout the text, with active links in the eBook, to make it easier for you to know when to refer to specific modules for additional practice.