Higher Education

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

  • with Art CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card
  • Lois Fichner-Rathus College of New Jersey
  • ISBN-10: 1111771456  |  ISBN-13: 9781111771454
  • 360 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.50
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • 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.

Alternate Formats

Choose the format that best fits your student's budget and course goals

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  • Non-Media Edition

    ISBN-10: 1111830266 | ISBN-13: 9781111830267

    List Price = $157.95  | CengageBrain Price = $157.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $118.50

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Basic Writing CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1285159136  | ISBN-13: 9781285159133

List Price = $149.95  | CengageBrain Price = $149.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $112.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Foundations of Art and Design: An Enhanced Media Edition
    List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.50
  • Basic Writing CourseMate with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card, Compact
    List Price = $101.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00


Bundle: Text + Art CourseMate with eBook, Art Studio Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1285255968  | ISBN-13:  9781285255965

List Price = $142.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Foundations of Art and Design: An Enhanced Media Edition
    List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.50
  • Art CourseMate with eBook, Art Studio Printed Access Card
    List Price = $93.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.00


Bundle: Text + Art CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1285255976 | ISBN-13:  9781285255972

List Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Foundations of Art and Design: An Enhanced Media Edition
    List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.50
  • Art CourseMate with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $93.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.00


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Art CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111942013 | ISBN-13: 9781111942014)

Cengage Learning's Art CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study tools, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Use Engagement Tracker to monitor student engagement in the course and watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. An interactive eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search and interact with text-specific embedded media (such as quizzes, flashcards, and videos). Resources include "In the Studio" video footage of demonstrations of studio art techniques (filmed in college art classrooms to allow students to see art and design concepts applied in a familiar setting), as well as interviews discussing the art-making process; image flashcards that are linked to interactive content so students can review related material and test themselves; interactive "Foundations" tutorials that demonstrate art concepts and ideas; chapter quizzes; and independent study projects. Icons appear throughout the text, with active links in the eBook, to make it easier for students to know when to refer to specific modules for additional practice. CourseMate also includes access to the exciting new Art Studio, an easy-to-use online tool that enables you to efficiently critique students' submissions and grade and track assignments online without the hassle of e-mailing, receiving, and managing large files. It's also a great way for students to interactively comment on the work of their peers.

List Price = $93.00  | CengageBrain Price = $93.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111942935 | ISBN-13: 9781111942939)

With the WebTutor™ text-specific, preformatted content and total flexibility, instructors can easily create and manage their own custom course website. Instructors can provide virtual office hours, post syllabi, set up threaded discussions, track student progress with the quizzing material, and much more. Student resources include access to an interactive eBook; "In the Studio" video footage of demonstrations of studio art techniques (filmed in college art classrooms to allow students to see art and design concepts applied in a familiar setting), as well as interviews discussing the art-making process; image flashcards that are linked to interactive content so students can review related material and test themselves; interactive "Foundations" tutorials that demonstrate art concepts and ideas; chapter quizzes; and independent study projects.

List Price = $103.00  | CengageBrain Price = $103.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.00

ArtBasics: An Illustrated Glossary and Timeline  (ISBN-10: 0534641016 | ISBN-13: 9780534641016)

A brief introduction to the basic terms, styles, and time periods, ARTBASICS is a handy reference for any beginning art student. Presented with full-color fine art images and high quality line art depicting the styles and techniques discussed, it is useful for art history, art appreciation, humanities, and design courses. A four-color world map and fold-out timeline are also included. This handy supplement can be sold separately or bundled FREE with any new Wadsworth Cengage Learning Art/Humanities textbook.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.75

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

Color Wheel Card  (ISBN-10: 0495170518 | ISBN-13: 9780495170518)

This 5 × 7 card can be stored in an art supply box. It has the Munsell Color Wheel and Value Scale on one side, and the Itten Color Wheel on the other. It is available to be bundled with new copies of the textbook at no additional charge.

List Price = $.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $.00

Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 1111828490 | ISBN-13: 9781111828493)

Student Supplements

Art CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111942013 | ISBN-13: 9781111942014)

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--online with CourseMate. You will find image flashcards that are linked to interactive content so you can review related material and test yourself; "In the Studio" videos demonstrating a variety of techniques, as well as 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. CourseMate also includes access to the exciting new Art Studio, an easy-to-use online tool that enables you to avoid the hassle of emailing large files by simply uploading your assignments to Art Studio. You'll also be able to see and interactively comment on the work of fellow students.

List Price = $93.00  | CengageBrain Price = $93.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111942935 | ISBN-13: 9781111942939)

WebTutor™ offers real-time access to an interactive eBook and a full array of study tools, including image flashcards that are linked to interactive content so you can review related material and test yourself; "In the Studio" videos demonstrating a variety of techniques, as well as interviews discussing the art-making process; interactive "Foundations" tutorials; chapter quizzes; and independent study projects.

List Price = $103.00  | CengageBrain Price = $103.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.00

ArtBasics: An Illustrated Glossary and Timeline  (ISBN-10: 0534641016 | ISBN-13: 9780534641016)

A brief introduction to the basic terms, styles, and time periods, ARTBASICS is a handy reference for any beginning art student. Presented with full-color fine art images and high quality line art depicting the styles and techniques discussed, it is useful for art history, art appreciation, humanities, and design courses. A four-color world map and fold-out timeline are also included. This handy supplement can be sold separately or bundled FREE with any new Wadsworth Cengage Learning Art/Humanities textbook.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.75

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

Color Wheel Card  (ISBN-10: 0495170518 | ISBN-13: 9780495170518)

This 5 × 7 card can be stored in an art supply box. It has the Munsell Color Wheel and Value Scale on one side, and the Itten Color Wheel on the other.

List Price = $.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lois Fichner-Rathus

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.