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Launching the Imagination: A Guide to Three-Dimensional Design [Paperback]

Mary Stewart
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January 11, 2011 0077379810 978-0077379810 4
Launching the Imagination treats design as both a verb and a noun—as both a process and a product. Design is deliberate—a process of exploring multiple solutions and choosing the most promising option. Through an immersion in 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D concepts, students are encouraged to develop methods of thinking visually that will serve them throughout their studies and careers.

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Author, artist, and educator Mary Stewart is the Foundations Program Director for the Art Department at Florida State University and co-founder of Integrative Teaching Thinktank, a national organization devoted to strengthening college-level teaching. She regularly gives workshops and lectures on creativity, curriculum design, visual communication, leadership and visual narrative. Her artwork has been shown in over eighty exhibitions nationally and internationally, and she has received two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants for choreography. She received the FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) Master Educator award and the National Council of Arts Administrators Award of Distinction in 2009.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 4 edition (January 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0077379810
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077379810
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.7 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #503,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars young artists get exposure May 23, 2011
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This is an inspiring and analytical guide book, but anyone looking for an art recipe book will be disappointed. If there is anything young artists want, need, and yet often lack, is exposure to a broad range of artworks. This book offers a great beginning to this journey of understanding art/design with cover to cover juxtapositions of cartoons and cubism, Monet and Sam Francis, and sculpture and furniture design.
I am also strongly in favor of Stewart's basic philosophy of pointing out the ideas and visual strategies behind the making of an artwork. This is a great companion to a studio course of beginning design and sculpture.
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