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Design Basics, 9th Edition

  • Stephen Pentak Ohio State University, Emeritus
  • David A. Lauer College of Alameda, Emeritus
  • ISBN-10: 1285858220  |  ISBN-13: 9781285858227
  • 320 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2008, 2007
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $122.00

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Overview

A national bestseller, DESIGN BASICS presents art fundamentals concepts in full two- to four-page spreads, making the text easy for students to refer to while they work and giving instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing the course. The authors provide diverse, two-dimensional visual examples from many periods, peoples, and cultures for all elements and principles of design. This updated edition features an exciting array of stunning new examples of painting, graphic design, architecture, and new media to help students recognize the language of design in everyday life. Icons throughout the book prompt students to access CourseMate, which provides studio art demonstrations, video interviews that provide insight into the creative process, interactive exercises that help students explore the foundations of art, and an interactive eBook.

Features and Benefits

  • A flexible, modular organization enables you to use the text in any sequence.
  • Each concept is covered in a two- to four-page spread, providing students with a resource and support that they can rely on throughout their art education and beyond.
  • A stunning full-color illustration program features an extensive variety of culturally diverse artworks as well as examples that range from classic iconic works to contemporary visual culture.
  • Coverage of visual culture encourages students to see the elements and principles of design in the icons, ads, web pages, animation, auto design, and other aspects of the world around them.

Table of Contents

Part I: DESIGN PRINCIPLES.
1. Design Process.
2. Unity.
3. Emphasis and Focal Point.
4. Scale/Proportion.
5. Balance.
6. Rhythm.
Part II: DESIGN ELEMENTS.
7. Line.
8. Shape/Volume.
9. Pattern and Texture.
10. Illusion of Space.
11. Illusion of Motion.
12. Value.
13. Color.

What's New

  • Dozens of new graphic design examples are included, along with a greater diversity of painting from all eras, including contemporary work.
  • Examples from architecture as well as new media applications to journalistic photography and organic forms help students recognize the language of design in everyday life.
  • Two paintings by John Moore and Louise Fishman, which have similar size and proportion and, at first glance, dramatically contrasting styles, are used throughout the book's 13 chapters to help students discover the diverse ways artists think about and execute design problem solving.
  • In-depth video interviews with painter Sydney Licht and architect Jonathan Poore provide insight into the workings of design principles and elements across mediums and into the creative process itself. Their work is also highlighted throughout the text.
  • CourseMate offers additional integrated video and multimedia content (including "In the Studio" video footage of art classes and chapter-opener engagement lectures from the author, Stephen Pentak), dozens of new studio activities, engaging learning modules, links to related art and design websites, and an interactive eBook.

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Instructor Supplements

Website  (ISBN-10: 1305114361 | ISBN-13: 9781305114364)

The Instructor Companion Site for DESIGN BASICS, 9E includes Cognero® computerized testing and Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides with lecture outlines and images that can be used as offered or customized by importing personal lecture slides or other material. Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content. You can create multiple test versions instantly and deliver them through your LMS, from your classroom, or wherever you may be. No special installs or downloads are required.

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305100050 | ISBN-13: 9781305100053)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate with eBook brings the text to life with study tools that enhance student understanding, including chapter concepts videos narrated by the author, quizzes, image flashcards, and interactive foundations modules. CourseMate also offers in-depth video interviews with painter Sydney Licht and architect Jonathan Poore, video demonstrations of studio art techniques, links to related art and design websites, and dozens of design projects and research assignments. The interactive eBook provides an integrated, one-stop approach to accessing this edition's robust digital content and allows students to take notes, highlight, and search. Icons in the eBook serve as active links to specific resources to make it easier for them to know when to refer to specific modules for additional practice.

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LMS Integrated CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305394321 | ISBN-13: 9781305394322)

Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by the institution--facilitating learning retention and contributing to better learner outcomes. Our collaboration with LMS industry leaders helps drive advanced features like gradebook integration, while the fluid pedagogical design contributes to more teachable moments.

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MindTap® Art & Humanities, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Pentak/Lauer’s Design Basics  (ISBN-10: 1337282146 | ISBN-13: 9781337282147)

The MindTap® DESIGN BASICS, 9th Edition eBook reader has a unique visual presentation, which provides an intuitive reading experience that positions beautifully displayed artworks beside the accompanying text. This reader’s two-pane design allows students to view images on the left side while reading about them in the scrolling text discussion on the right. The MindTap also offers “In the Studio” videos of art classes, chapter-opener lectures from the author, and interviews with artists and designers; as well as dozens of activities and learning modules that help students understand and apply the foundations of art.

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This access code will provide your students with seamless access to their LMS Integrated MindTap® Art & Humanities resources from within your campus Learning Management System. Students will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that they click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

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Design Basics: 3D  (ISBN-10: 0495915785 | ISBN-13: 9780495915782)

DESIGN BASICS:3D presents three-dimensional design concepts in full two- to four-page spreads, making the text practical and easy for students to refer to while they work. This modular format gives instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing the course. Filled with examples from nature, art, and popular culture, this clear and easy-to-use book demystifies the design process as it illustrates the elements of exceptional 3D design.

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Design Basics: 2D and 3D  (ISBN-10: 1133310400 | ISBN-13: 9781133310402)

DESIGN BASICS, the market-leading text for the two-dimensional design course, now covers 3D design! DESIGN BASICS: 2D and 3D presents art fundamentals in two- to four-page spreads, making the text practical and easy for students to refer to while they work. This modular format gives instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing the course. Visual examples from many periods, peoples, and cultures are provided for all elements and principles of design. Icons throughout the book prompt students to access CourseMate (available separately), which provides studio art demonstrations, interactive exercises that help students explore the foundations of art, and an interactive eBook.

List Price = $195.95  | CengageBrain Price = $195.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.00

Design Basics: 3D  (ISBN-10: 1133310427 | ISBN-13: 9781133310426)

DESIGN BASICS:3D presents three-dimensional design concepts in full two- to four-page spreads, making the text practical and easy for students to refer to while they work. This modular format gives instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing the course. Filled with examples from nature, art, and popular culture, this clear and easy-to-use book demystifies the design process as it illustrates the elements of exceptional 3D design.

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Color Basics  (ISBN-10: 0534613896 | ISBN-13: 9780534613891)

A guide to color theory and application for the beginning student, COLOR BASICS provides a versatile reference for art students. With a modular, two-page spread format, COLOR BASICS uses strong visual examples from art and design and the natural world.

List Price = $201.95  | CengageBrain Price = $201.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $151.50

Student Supplements

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305100050 | ISBN-13: 9781305100053)

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 the digital version of your book, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes online with CourseMate. You will find chapter concepts videos narrated by the author, chapter quizzes, image flashcards, and interactive foundations modules. CourseMate also provides in-depth video interviews with painter Sydney Licht and architect Jonathan Poore, video demonstrations of studio art techniques, links to explore related art and design websites, and dozens of design projects and research assignments. Icons in the eBook serve as active links to specific resources to make it easier for you to know when to refer to specific modules for additional practice.

List Price = $113.00  | CengageBrain Price = $113.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $113.00

LMS Integrated CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305394321 | ISBN-13: 9781305394322)

Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by the institution--facilitating learning retention and contributing to better learner outcomes. Our collaboration with LMS industry leaders helps drive advanced features like gradebook integration, while the fluid pedagogical design contributes to more teachable moments.

List Price = $113.00  | CengageBrain Price = $113.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $113.00

MindTap® Art & Humanities, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Pentak/Lauer’s Design Basics  (ISBN-10: 1337282146 | ISBN-13: 9781337282147)

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List Price = $86.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.00

LMS Integrated MindTap® Art & Humanities, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1337279528 | ISBN-13: 9781337279529)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your LMS Integrated MindTap® Art & Humanities resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

List Price = $86.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.00

Design Basics: 3D  (ISBN-10: 0495915785 | ISBN-13: 9780495915782)

DESIGN BASICS: 3D is not only an excellent resource that will help you succeed in the classroom but it is also an exceptional tool that will assist you as you continue to develop your creative talent throughout your career. Filled with examples from nature, art, architecture, design, the crafts, and popular culture, this clear and easy-to-use book demystifies the design process as it illustrates the elements of exceptional 3D design. Using visual examples from different time periods and various cultures, the authors present each concept in a full-color, two-page spread, making the book easy to use as a quick reference and source of ideas.

List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.75

Design Basics: 2D and 3D  (ISBN-10: 1133310400 | ISBN-13: 9781133310402)

DESIGN BASICS, the market leading text for the two-dimensional design course, now covers 3D design! This text is an excellent resource that will help you succeed in the classroom, as well as an exceptional tool that will assist you as you continue to develop your creative talent throughout your career. Filled with examples from nature, art, and popular culture, this text demystifies the design process as it illustrates the elements of good design. Using visual examples from different time periods and various cultures, the authors present each concept in a full-color, two-page spread, making the book easy to use as a quick reference and source of ideas. Icons appearing throughout prompt you to access CourseMate (available separately), which provides an interactive eBook, studio art demonstrations, and interactive exercises that help you explore the foundations of art.

List Price = $195.95  | CengageBrain Price = $195.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.00

Design Basics: 3D  (ISBN-10: 1133310427 | ISBN-13: 9781133310426)

DESIGN BASICS: 3D is not only an excellent resource that will help you succeed in the classroom but it is also an exceptional tool that will assist you as you continue to develop your creative talent throughout your career. Filled with examples from nature, art, architecture, design, the crafts, and popular culture, this clear and easy-to-use book demystifies the design process as it illustrates the elements of exceptional 3D design. Using visual examples from different time periods and various cultures, the authors present each concept in a full-color, two-page spread, making the book easy to use as a quick reference and source of ideas.

List Price = $105.95  | CengageBrain Price = $105.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $79.50

Color Basics  (ISBN-10: 0534613896 | ISBN-13: 9780534613891)

A guide to color theory and application for the beginning student, COLOR BASICS provides a versatile reference for art students. With a modular, two-page spread format, COLOR BASICS uses strong visual examples from art and design and the natural world.

List Price = $201.95  | CengageBrain Price = $201.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $151.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Stephen Pentak

Stephen Pentak received his BA from Union College in New York, and his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He is Professor Emeritus of Art, and a past Associate Dean of the College of the Arts at Ohio State University. He has been the recipient of four Ohio Arts Council Fellowships and he has been a visiting resident artist at Delfina Studios in London, and Glasgow School of Art. Mr. Pentak's recent solo exhibitions include shows at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York and Susan Street in San Diego. He is co-author of COLOR BASICS as well as DESIGN BASICS. www.stephenpentak.com.

David A. Lauer

David A. Lauer is Emeritus Professor of Art at the College of Alameda.