Launching the Imagination

Launching the Imagination
Author: Mary Stewart
Release: 2019
Editor: Ingram
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1260402215
Language: en
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Revision of: Launching the imagination. Two-dimensional design. Ã2002.

Launching the Imagination

Launching the Imagination
Author: Mary Stewart
Release: 2007-11-21
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Pages: 424
ISBN: 0073526487
Language: en
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Designed for courses in Creativity, Two-, Three- or Four-Dimensional Design, Launching the Imagination offers a comprehensive framework on which students, teachers, and administrators can build. The approach in this third edition is refined, distilled, and updated, using over 600 examples drawn from traditional and contemporary sources. Interviews of artists and designers, known as Profiles, introduce students to working processes, career choices, and criteria for excellence from a remarkable group of masters. Launching the Imagination is available in a comprehensive volume treating 2D design, Creativity and Problem-solving, 3D design, and time-based (4D) design; or in split volumes containing either 2D or 3D design, plus the material on Creativity and Problem-solving. This edition of Launching the Imagination moves the content of the Core Concepts in Art CD-ROM to the Online Learning Center. With free access, this website, which engages students interactively with the elements and principles of art through numerous interactive exercises, has been re-organized and expanded.

Launching the Imagination

Launching the Imagination
Author: Mary Stewart
Release: 2006
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Pages: 408
ISBN: 0072870613
Language: en
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Launching the Imagination 2D

Launching the Imagination  2D
Author: Mary Stewart
Release: 2001-11
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0072485418
Language: en
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Covering the principles of two-dimensional design, Launching the Imagination: Two-Dimensional Design is the ideal text for instructors seeking a colorful and inexpensive introduction to design elements, color, composition, and organization. The material in volume one is enhanced by a thorough discussion of creativity, critical thinking, and concept development that guides students through the often-challenging process of applying the principles of design to achieve practical goals. A free student CD-ROM that provides a hands-on design tutorial, as well as helpful self-test and review features to ensure student mastery of the text material further supports Launching the Imagination: Two-Dimensional Design.

Launching the Imagination

Launching the Imagination
Author: Mary Stewart
Release: 2011-01-07
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 424
ISBN: 0073379247
Language: en
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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.

Launching the Imagination

Launching the Imagination
Author: Mary Stewart
Release: 2005-05
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Pages: 408
ISBN: 0072878738
Language: en
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Designed for courses in Creativity, Two-, Three- or Four-Dimensional Design, Launching the Imagination offers a comprehensive framework on which students, teachers, and administrators can build. The approach in this second edition is refined, distilled, and updated, using over 600 examples drawn from traditional and contemporary sources. Profiles with interviews of artists and designers introduce students to working processes, career choices, and criteria for excellence from a remarkable group of masters. Launching the Imagination is available in a comprehensive volume treating 2D design, Creativity and Problem-solving, 3D design, and time-based (4D) design; or in split volumes containing either 2D or 3D design, plus the material on Creativity and Problem-solving. Launching the Imagination’s Core Concepts in Art CD-ROM, version 2.0, which engages students interactively with the elements and principles of art through numerous interactive exercises, has been re-organized and expanded. A copy of this CD-ROM is included free with every copy of the textbook purchased from McGraw-Hill, a student-value of over $30, and is also available individually through your local bookstore.

Launching the Imagination 3D

Launching the Imagination 3D
Author: Mary Stewart
Release: 2007-11-21
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Pages: 240
ISBN: 007332731X
Language: en
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Designed for courses in Creativity and Three-Dimensional Design, Launching the Imagination offers a comprehensive framework on which students, teachers, and administrators can build. The approach in this third edition is refined, distilled, and updated, using over 375 examples drawn from traditional and contemporary sources. Interviews of artists and designers, known as Profiles, introduce students to working processes, career choices, and criteria for excellence from a remarkable group of masters. Launching the Imagination is also available in a comprehensive volume treating 2D design, Creativity and Problem-solving, 3D design, and time-based (4D) design; or in a split volume containing 2D design plus the material on Creativity and Problem-solving. This edition of Launching the Imagination moves the content of the Core Concepts in Art CD-ROM to the Online Learning Center. With free access, this website, which engages students interactively with the elements and principles of art through numerous interactive exercises, has been re-organized and expanded.

Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students

Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students
Author: Howard D Curtis
Release: 2009-10-26
Editor: Elsevier
Pages: 744
ISBN: 9780080887845
Language: en
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Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, Second Edition, provides an introduction to the basic concepts of space mechanics. These include vector kinematics in three dimensions; Newton’s laws of motion and gravitation; relative motion; the vector-based solution of the classical two-body problem; derivation of Kepler’s equations; orbits in three dimensions; preliminary orbit determination; and orbital maneuvers. The book also covers relative motion and the two-impulse rendezvous problem; interplanetary mission design using patched conics; rigid-body dynamics used to characterize the attitude of a space vehicle; satellite attitude dynamics; and the characteristics and design of multi-stage launch vehicles. Each chapter begins with an outline of key concepts and concludes with problems that are based on the material covered. This text is written for undergraduates who are studying orbital mechanics for the first time and have completed courses in physics, dynamics, and mathematics, including differential equations and applied linear algebra. Graduate students, researchers, and experienced practitioners will also find useful review materials in the book. NEW: Reorganized and improved discusions of coordinate systems, new discussion on perturbations and quarternions NEW: Increased coverage of attitude dynamics, including new Matlab algorithms and examples in chapter 10 New examples and homework problems

Eleven Exercises in the Art of Architectural Drawing

Eleven Exercises in the Art of Architectural Drawing
Author: Marco Frascari
Release: 2011-03-08
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781136859380
Language: en
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This book deals with the critical nature and crucial role of architectural drawings. Organized around eleven exercises, the book does not emphasize speed, nor incorporate many timesaving tricks typical of drawing books, but rather proposes a slow, meditative process for construing drawings and for drawing constructing thoughts.

LAUNCHING THE IMAGINATION 2D

LAUNCHING THE IMAGINATION 2D
Author: MARY. STEWART
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0077773497
Language: en
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Key Terms -- Studio Projects -- Profile: Bob Dacey, Illustrator -- chapter two: The Element of Color -- COLOR PHYSICS -- Additive and Subtractive Color -- Color Interaction -- DEFINING COLOR -- Hue -- Value -- Intensity -- HARMONY AND DISHARMONY -- Monochromatic Color Schemes -- Analogous Color Schemes -- Complementary Color Schemes -- Split Complementary Color Schemes -- Triadic Color Schemes -- Chromatic Grays and Earth Colors -- Using Disharmony -- COMPOSING WITH COLOR -- Creating the Illusion of Space -- Weight and Balance -- Distribution and Proportion -- Color as Emphasis

Loose Leaf for Launching the Imagination

Loose Leaf for Launching the Imagination
Author: Mary Stewart
Release: 2018-01-26
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1260154491
Language: en
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New and better than ever, 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. Building on strengths of the previous five editions Launching the Imagination 6e is even more: Concise. Content has been refined so that maximum content can be communicated as clearly and concisely as possible. Colorful. In addition to the full color used throughout the book, the writing is livelier than that in most textbooks. Analogies expand communication, and every visual example has been carefully selected for maximum impact. Comprehensive. Launching the Imagination is the only foundational text with full sections devoted to critical and creative thinking and to time-based design. The photo program is global, represents a myriad of stylistic approaches, and prominently features design and media arts as well as more traditional art forms. Contemporary. More than half of the visual examples represent artworks completed since 1970, and over 100 represent works completed since 2000 Compelling. Interviews with exemplars of creativity have always been an important feature of this book. Three of the best past profiles have been revised and a new profile has been added. Now inserted into the body of the text, each interview deliberately builds on its chapter content. In Chapter Five, designer Steve Quinn describes the seven-step sequence he uses in developing websites, logos, and motion graphics. In Chapter 8, Jim Elniski describes The Greenhouse Chicago, an innovative home that is both highly energy efficient and elegant. In Chapter 11, ceramicist David MacDonald describes his influences and work process. And, in the new profile in Chapter 6, artist Sara Mast describes an ambitious art and science collaboration begun in celebration of the ideas of Albert Einstein. We have also added a new feature called Success Stories. These short interviews explore connections between foundational coursework and career success. In Chapter Five, Elizabeth Nelson discusses her wide-ranging design work at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. In Chapter Six, Jane Parkerson Ferry describes her work as Curator of Education at the Orlando Museum of Art. Jason Chin's interview in Chapter Seven connects directly to his self-designed project in the Self Assignment feature earlier in the chapter. As a freshman at Syracuse University, he completed this ambitious illustration project as the final project in a Two-Dimensional Design course. In the Chapter Seven interview, he describes his current work as a professional illustrator. In Chapter Eight, Dennis Montagna describes connections between his art and design major and his current historical preservation work for the National Park Service. Almost fifty new images have been added, representing major contemporary artists and designers including Wolfgang Buttress, Do Ho Suh, Garo Antresian, Janet Ballweg, Phoebe Morris, Alain Cornu, and Natalya Zahn.

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
Author: Lauren Dundes
Release: 2019-07-11
Editor: MDPI
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9783038978480
Language: en
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In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

The Ultimate Concept Art Career Guide

The Ultimate Concept Art Career Guide
Author: 3dtotal Publishing
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: 3D TOTAL PUB
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1909414514
Language: en
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An extensive guide to developing an exciting concept art career featuring advice and insights from top industry professionals and studios.

Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design

Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design
Author: Ellen Mueller
Release: 2016-02-12
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0190225149
Language: en
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Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design is a core text for 4D foundational studies, offering students an accessible and hands-on introduction to the new elements and principles of time-based art. Suitable for both majors and non-majors, the book begins by reviewing basic aesthetic concepts and the principles and elements of 2- and 3D design to help students make connections between more familiar art forms and the new world of 4D design. Through a range of exercises and activities, students will hone improvisation, brainstorming, and critical thinking skills while gaining experience in a range of technologies related to 4D design such as simple video and audio recording and editing. Visit www.oup.com/us/mueller for additional material, including: - Interviews, videos, and audio files for a selection of examples cited throughout the text - Links and suggestions for online technical resources related to DSLR camera use, video editing, audio recording and editing, and stop-motion animation - Links to additional resources on artists and art for more in-depth learning

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest
Author: David Foster Wallace
Release: 2009-04-13
Editor: Back Bay Books
Pages: 1104
ISBN: 9780316073851
Language: en
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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

Design Basics

Design Basics
Author: Joyce Rutter Kaye
Release: 2002
Editor: Rockport Publishers
Pages: 251
ISBN: 1564968545
Language: en
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"The work in this book originally appeared in Graphic idea resource: color; Graphic idea resource: type; and Graphic idea resource: layout; by Joyce Rutter Kaye"--T.p. verso.

Producing Independent 2D Character Animation

Producing Independent 2D Character Animation
Author: Mark A. Simon
Release: 2013-02-11
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781136132780
Language: en
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PRODUCING INDEPENDENT 2D CHARACTER ANIMATION takes an in-depth look at the artistry and production process of cel animation in a friendly, how-to manner that makes the sometimes tedious process of animation enjoyable and easy to understand. This book guides animators through every step of planning and production; includes examples of actual production forms, organization tips, screen shots, and sketches from the pre- to post-production processes; and contains detailed information on the hardware and software used to complete each step. By mapping out the course of how his small studio brainstormed, created, then produced its award-winning animation, TIMMY'S LESSONS IN NATURE, Mark Simon explains to animators what it takes-both creatively and resource-wise-to get their animations to market. Includes exclusive interviews with Oscar-nominated independent animator Bill Plimpton, Craig McCracken, creator of the POWER PUFF GIRLS, Craig "Spike" Decker of SPIKE & MIKE'S SICK AND TWISTED FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION, David Fine & Alison Snowden who are the Academy Award-Winning producers of BOB AND MARGARET, Cartoon Network's Senior Vice President of Original Animation, Linda Simensky, and Tom Sito, Co-Director of OSMOSIS JONES...as well as others.

Drawing

Drawing
Author: Margaret Lazzari,Dona Schlesier,Douglas Schlesier
Release: 2019-07-15
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 229
ISBN: 0190870613
Language: en
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Drawing: A Sketch and Textbook combines essential content from a basic drawing textbook with the ample blank space of a sketchbook so that students can immediately practice what they learn. Divided into three parts--the basics, elements of drawings, and the creative process--this innovative textbook/sketchbook aims to teach students how to draw by actively engaging them in practical projects. Visit the book's free, open-access student Companion Website to watch how-to videos that illustrate key techniques taught in the text.

The Craft of Research 2nd edition

The Craft of Research  2nd edition
Author: Wayne C. Booth,Gregory G. Colomb,Joseph M. Williams
Release: 2008-04-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9780226065694
Language: en
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Since 1995, more than 150,000 students and researchers have turned to The Craft of Research for clear and helpful guidance on how to conduct research and report it effectively . Now, master teachers Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams present a completely revised and updated version of their classic handbook. Like its predecessor, this new edition reflects the way researchers actually work: in a complex circuit of thinking, writing, revising, and rethinking. It shows how each part of this process influences the others and how a successful research report is an orchestrated conversation between a researcher and a reader. Along with many other topics, The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of thoughtful yet critical readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, "So what?" Celebrated by reviewers for its logic and clarity, this popular book retains its five-part structure. Part 1 provides an orientation to the research process and begins the discussion of what motivates researchers and their readers. Part 2 focuses on finding a topic, planning the project, and locating appropriate sources. This section is brought up to date with new information on the role of the Internet in research, including how to find and evaluate sources, avoid their misuse, and test their reliability. Part 3 explains the art of making an argument and supporting it. The authors have extensively revised this section to present the structure of an argument in clearer and more accessible terms than in the first edition. New distinctions are made among reasons, evidence, and reports of evidence. The concepts of qualifications and rebuttals are recast as acknowledgment and response. Part 4 covers drafting and revising, and offers new information on the visual representation of data. Part 5 concludes the book with an updated discussion of the ethics of research, as well as an expanded bibliography that includes many electronic sources. The new edition retains the accessibility, insights, and directness that have made The Craft of Research an indispensable guide for anyone doing research, from students in high school through advanced graduate study to businesspeople and government employees. The authors demonstrate convincingly that researching and reporting skills can be learned and used by all who undertake research projects. New to this edition: Extensive coverage of how to do research on the internet, including how to evaluate and test the reliability of sources New information on the visual representation of data Expanded bibliography with many electronic sources

Programming for Computations MATLAB Octave

Programming for Computations   MATLAB Octave
Author: Svein Linge,Hans Petter Langtangen
Release: 2016-08-01
Editor: Springer
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9783319324524
Language: en
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This book presents computer programming as a key method for solving mathematical problems. There are two versions of the book, one for MATLAB and one for Python. The book was inspired by the Springer book TCSE 6: A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python (by Langtangen), but the style is more accessible and concise, in keeping with the needs of engineering students. The book outlines the shortest possible path from no previous experience with programming to a set of skills that allows the students to write simple programs for solving common mathematical problems with numerical methods in engineering and science courses. The emphasis is on generic algorithms, clean design of programs, use of functions, and automatic tests for verification.