Design Basics
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Authors : David A. Lauer; Stephen Pentak

9781111353988

320 Pages  Paperback 

8th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2008, 2007, 2005

©2012 , Published

$108.50

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DESIGN BASICS is a best-selling text for the two-dimensional design course. DESIGN BASICS presents art fundamentals 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... more

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A flexible, modular organization enables instructors 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 fea... more

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120 new images feature more contemporary art and design, including Anni Albers' surprising designs with found materials, Charlie Harper's influential illustration that combines geometry with a playful spirit; Henri Matisse' rejected steps on the way to completing his masterpiece, "The Pink Nude"; a ... more

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