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Overview

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.

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.
  • Packed with hundreds of examples of classic and contemporary art, FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN, 2E includes more contemporary art and works from visual culture than any design book, including a wealth of art created since 2000.
  • Outlining Concept, Process, and Practice applications of chapter themes, distinctive two-page chapter openers thoroughly engage students, prompt critical thinking, and help learners know what to expect in the upcoming chapter.
  • "Theory and Practice" boxes help students more deeply analyze pieces of art by understanding the subject matter, elements, symbolism, and social and cultural environment in which the work was created.
  • "Artists on Art" boxes offer short quotes from artists who share their personal insights, knowledge, perceptions, and advice.
  • Key Terms listed at the end of the chapter reinforce chapter glossary terms.
  • Helping students focus on essential concepts, the chapter-closing Visual Summary features a bulleted list of the most important themes discussed in the chapter and includes small illustrations of works characteristic of those themes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Offering visual and in-depth coverage of all important design elements, this comprehensive text draws on numerous classic and contemporary works of art to vividly illustrate concepts and principles of design. It can easily fit any introductory design course offered to students of every ability and background.
  • Insightful "Compare and Contrast" boxes display two or more works side by side so students can learn to see stylistic and technical similarities and differences and to draw perceptive conclusions about various works of art.
  • Providing a wealth of online resources as well as an eBook, Art CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study tools, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Icons appear throughout the text to make it easier for students to know when to refer to specific modules for additional practice.
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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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.