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Design through discovery : an introduction to art and design

Author: Marjorie Elliott Bevlin
Publisher: Fort Worth : Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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This book presents an analysis of the elements and principles of design as they apply to various fields of human design.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bevlin, Marjorie Elliott.
Design through discovery.
Fort Worth : Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1994
(OCoLC)639452269
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Elliott Bevlin
ISBN: 0030765471 9780030765476
OCLC Number: 30082755
Description: xviii, 410 pages, [28] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1. Design as Universal Reality --
1. The Essence of Design --
The Nature of Design --
Why Create? --
The Aesthetic Sense --
Creation as the Search for Beauty --
The Urge to Shock --
The Contemporary View --
A Fundamental Need --
Visual Design --
The Role of Perception --
The Gestalt Principle --
Closure --
Figure-ground --
Imagery --
Design through Selection --
Guides to Selection --
Expression of the Material --
Form --
Fulfillment of Purpose --
The Art of Selection --
The Element of Time --
2. The Design Process --
Inspiration --
Decision Making --
Problem Solving --
Creativity --
Analysis --
Production --
Clarification --
Integrity --
Integrity of Materials --
Integrity of Form --
Integrity of Function --
Originality --
Craftsmanship --
Media and Materials --
Art and Craft --
Part 2. The Elements of Design --
3. Line --
Line as Expression --
The Quality of Line --
Symbolic Line --
Line as Form --
4. Space --
Pictorial Space --
Implied Space --
Illusionistic Space --
Overlapping --
Tiering --
Size --
Perspective --
Actual Space --
Space, Time, and Motion --
Contemporary Concepts of Space --
5. Shape and Form --
Shape --
Natural Shapes --
Geometric Shapes --
Abstract Shapes --
Nonrepresentational Shapes --
Form --
Natural Forms --
Geometric Forms --
Abstract Forms --
Nonobjective Forms --
6. Texture --
Tactile Textures --
Texture and Structure --
Visual Textures --
Texture and Pattern --
Constructed Textures --
Symbolic Textures --
7. Color --
Color and Light --
Additive and Subtractive Color --
Refraction and Diffraction --
Light and Pigment --
Color Theory --
Color Properties --
Color Relationships --
Color Harmonies --
Monochromatic --
Neutrals --
Analogous --
Complementary --
Split Complementary --
Color Interaction --
Interaction of Complements --
Simultaneous Contrast --
Interaction of Analogous Colors --
Color Interaction and Tonality --
The Psychology of Color --
Color and Space --
Balance of Color --
Part 3. The Principles of Design --
8. Unity and Variety --
The Partnership of Unity and Variety --
The Meaning of Unity --
The Role of Variety --
Contrast --
Variety through Structure --
Variations on a Theme --
The Achievement of Unity --
Unity through Line --
Unity through Shape --
Unity through Color --
Unity through Repetition --
Opposition and Transition --
Symbolic Unity --
9. Balance, Rhythm, and Emphasis --
Balance in Design --
Structural Balance --
Visual Balance --
Rhythm --
Metric Rhythm --
Flowing Rhythm --
Swirling Rhythm --
Climactic Rhythm --
Emphasis --
10. Proportion and Scale --
Proportion --
The Golden Mean --
The Artistic Application --
The Spiral --
The Fibonacci Series --
Dynamic Symmetry --
Proportion as Information --
Scale --
Symbolic Scale --
Scale as Emphasis --
Proportion, Scale, and the Designer --
Part 4. Design in Action --
11. The Influence of Materials on Design --
Characteristics of Materials --
Materials as Participants in Design --
Wood --
Metal --
Stone --
Concrete --
Bone and Ivory --
Clay --
Glass --
Fiber --
Plastics --
The World of Limitless Possibilities --
12. Forming Techniques --
Two Possible Approaches --
Techniques of Working in Wood --
Methods of Shaping Metal --
Forming Techniques and the Contemporary Sculptor --
The Magic of Glass --
Techniques for Forming Clay --
The Transformation of Fibers --
Interlacing Techniques --
Pressure Techniques --
Fibers as Design --
Techniques of Painting --
Easel Painting --
Wall Painting --
Directions in Contemporary Painting --
13. Structure and Decoration --
Structural Design --
Perception of Structural Design --
The Importance of Space and Time --
Structural Design in Architecture --
Structure as Decoration --
Composition --
Structure as Pattern --
Decorative Design --
Classical Decorative Design --
Decoration as Symbol --
Decorative Processes --
Metal --
Clay --
Glass --
Fabrics --
Part 5. Design for Living --
14. Our Personal World --
Fashion Design --
The Role of Clothing --
The Fashion Industry --
Haute Couture --
The Concept of Fashion Design --
The Process of Fashion Design --
Contemporary Trends in Fashion Design --
Designing a Home --
The Manipulation of Space --
Spatial Interactions --
Interior Furnishings --
Contemporary Trends in Interior Design --
15. Design and Technology --
Industrial Design --
Early Beginnings --
Characteristics of Industrial Design --
Categories of Industrial Design --
The Industrial Designer --
The Design Process --
Materials and Techniques --
Contemporary Trends in Industrial Design --
The Computer --
The Computer in Design --
Computer Graphics --
A Fresh Way of Seeing --
16. Design in the Marketplace --
Package Design --
Practical Considerations --
Visual Considerations --
Design for Advertising --
Kinds of Advertising --
Designing the Advertisement --
Composition --
Advertising Media --
Book Design --
Printmaking --
Relief --
Intaglio --
Planography --
The Camera --
Attributes of a Photograph --
The Photograph as Symbol --
The Photograph as Design --
Contemporary Trends in Photography --
17. Design for the Environment --
The City --
The History of the City --
Approaches to City Design --
Decentralization --
Urban Renewal --
Contextualism --
Historic Preservation --
Contemporary Concerns --
Landscape Design --
The Design of Personal Landscape --
Garden Design --
Design and the Environment --
Definition of the Problem --
Creativity --
Analysis of the Problem --
Production --
Clarification --
Design as a Responsibility.
Responsibility: Marjorie Elliott Bevlin.
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