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DESIGN BASICS is a popular introduction to two-dimensional design. Each concept is presented in a full two- or four-page spread, making the text practical and easy for students to refer to while they work. The modular format also gives instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing their course. Visual examples from many periods, peoples, and cultures are provided for alDESIGN BASICS is a popular introduction to two-dimensional design. Each concept is presented in a full two- or four-page spread, making the text practical and easy for students to refer to while they work. The modular format also gives instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing their course. Visual examples from many periods, peoples, and cultures are provided for all elements and principles of design, and the diversity of illustrations also includes examples from nature and non-art sources, encouraging students to see these principles in the world....

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ISBN : 9780534625597
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 291 Pages
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Design Basics Reviews

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2019-01-06 09:29

    This was a good basic introduction to art and design principles. I took this class because I wanted to learn the basic principles of design, and it was an invaluable class. I think that I learned more from the teacher's lectures and examples she showed in class than I did from the book, but it was helpful to get some didactic instruction with the book. I got a copy that was black and white, except for the color chapter. I think it would have been helpful to have more color images, but the examples were pretty good that they used for the concepts. You learn by doing when it comes to art, but it definitely helps to have a place to start, and then use this foundation to figure out what you want to do with your art.Overall rating: 3.5/5.0 stars.

  • E
    2018-12-24 07:31

    DONE, AT LONG LAST! (Took me almost exactly two years to read, I note.)My sister's boyfriend gave me this book after I'd asked him for some help learning how to improve my page layout and design skills, and this is what I was handed. Let it be known that this book does nothing whatever to aid in that quest; it did, however, teach me a lot of things about art that I hadn't known before. (Which isn't saying much, admittedly: I am extremely ignorant about fine art.) Things like light, perspective, color, balance, rhythm, and all of those sorts of topics were covered and I am now marginally less stupid about my sister and future brother-in-law's professions.Mostly, though, I'm just glad I finally got this off of my "currently reading" shelf. There's a reason I never pursued art.

  • Penguin
    2019-01-16 09:16

    A lot of this is just small blocks of text. About two sentences for concepts then the rest describes artwork that has been copied onto most of the pages. Not a very helpful reference book. The only chapter that I found useful was the one on color. But that's not enough for me to want to keep the book. I'm glad I only rented it for my college course.

  • Tibor Konig
    2019-01-10 02:17

    A Design Basics tankönyv és referencia egyszerre. Abban segít, hogy a dizájnnal kapcsolatos, intuitív módon többnyire már megértett dolgokat elhelyezhessük egy rendszerbe, és elkezdhessük tudatosan használni őket.A könyv legnagyobb erősségei: az azonnal áttekinthető szerkezet és a remekül megválasztott illusztrációk. Ami a szerkezetet illeti, minden egyes téma pontosan két, egymással szembeni oldalt foglal el, balra a téma lényegre törő szöveges ismertetése (és esetleg egy-két kép), jobbra pedig kizárólag illusztráció található. Ez egyrészt segíti a "fogyaszthatóságot", hiszen akkor is érdemes kézbe venni a könyvet, ha csak pár percünk van, másrészt referenciaként is jobban használható.A képanyag szuper. Kétféle illusztráció található a könyvben: ismert és kevésbé ismert (de az adott témához kitűnően illeszkedő) festmények, rajzok reprodukciói, szobrok és épületek fényképei, valamint a szerző(k) saját egyszerű, de hatásos, geometrikus magyarázó ábrái. Ahogy az ember sorban olvassa a fejezeteket (én legalábbis úgy tettem), kissé szomorúan konstatálja, hogy valamennyi illusztráció fekete-fehér. Aztán elérkezik a 229. oldalon kezdődő, "Color" című fejezethez (az egész könyv mindössze 280 oldal), és meglepetésszerűen kinyílik a színek világa - ez az a pont, ahol már szükség van rájuk!Összefoglalva: a Design Basics jó alapozó mű, és bár nem gondolom, hogy naponta használnám, mostantól ott lesz a kezem ügyében.

  • Allen
    2019-01-06 02:11

    This book is a great introductory design textbook. It lays out the concepts and principles very well. I was quite impressed with the number of images (paintings, drawings, photos, etc.) and how well they actually corresponded to the principles taught in the book.It is a textbook and can seem daunting to go through, but it reads really fast and is actually quite interesting. I would recommended this book to all design students.

  • LemontreeLime
    2018-12-20 02:36

    Textbook assigned for class. I have the 8th edition (2012) and the 2nd edition (1985) and read both. It's curious to see how the chapters were rewritten and how they've changed the art selections and examples to reflect the times... In all honesty, I think they could have had more text and less fluff. It skims all the issues of the eye, but I feel my own research into the subject helped me learn more in the end.

  • Malika
    2019-01-11 06:32

    Admittedly, no, I did not read this textbook in it's entirety. This was a required book for one of my art classes and I did find it enjoyable to read. Definetly not boring, as their are many pictures/paintings/art works throughout that were made as an example. Easy to read and made for the person who fears the textbooks with pages filled with only words.

  • Abby
    2019-01-17 07:14

    This is an excellent text book. Each page has numerous, full-color illustrations, giving examples of the design elements that are being discussed. Lauer is very considerate of his readers, making the reading easy and interesting for his visual learners.

  • Darek Markiewicz
    2019-01-12 04:23

    This is an absolutely amazing book. It's packed with solid design fundamentals. It has provided me with solid foundation on understanding the visual language. I just wish it wasn't so damn expensive, but it's College text so go figure.

  • David
    2018-12-25 02:24

    good book

  • Katie
    2019-01-09 04:35

    Good read if you are an art major. It states and gives definitions to things that come intuitively. It will be a good reference book.

  • Carol
    2019-01-08 07:15

    This is a beautiful textbook which I would like to reread and practice applying.

  • Olya Chizh
    2019-01-03 03:39

    That’s an amazing one, a clear-cut reference book and a guide to composition and basic elements of design. Worth every cent spent.

  • Bill Forsyth
    2018-12-30 04:30

    great book for fundamentals of design and aesthetics

  • Riapurwanti Jamin
    2018-12-26 05:17

    simplicity and complexity are not contradictory forces in design.. like Elizabeth Murray showed.

  • Evgenia Pradel
    2019-01-04 08:35

    good book

  • Emir
    2018-12-25 06:18

    Wonderful introductory book to design elements and principles. It is not discipline specific and is well suited for foundations 2D design courses.

  • Jessica Cale
    2019-01-04 10:30

    I do not like the layout of this book ironically, but it is a good chunk of information that touches on all the basics of design concepts and execution.

  • Alyamm
    2018-12-25 10:27

    The best for learning the fundementals of design. simple and easy to read, very self explanatory and has alot of interesting graphics.

  • Mya
    2018-12-21 07:23

    i learnd alot from this book great read.

  • C
    2018-12-21 08:24

    Love this book it is simply the best Art book ever!!!!