"This book is very in-depth and clear in its approach to the design principles it addresses. In comparison to other books I have seen and used, this text takes more time in really explaining things and giving good visual examples."
— Travis Graves, East Tennessee State University
"I found the image selection refreshing, they pushed the limits of what is presented in general foundations classes—the book becomes engaging!"
— Herb Goodman, Eastern Kentucky University
"In general, the writing is very engaging. This text is appealing, because the writing gets to the point quickly and generally makes the concepts of design quite understandable. I find the writing, combined with the selected images to be very motivational, stimulating the imagination easily toward creative thinking and artistic expression."
— Susan K. Leshnoff, Seton Hall University
"I really like the videos on the CD-ROM [now ArtExperience Online]; they are very informative and great for students to watch on their own time. . . . A great resource."
— David Zdrazil, McLannan Community College