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Art and Design Fundamentals.

ART AND DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS. Margaret R. Lassari and Clayton Lee. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990. Illustrated, 248 pp., softbound. $29.95.

This innovative textbook is designed for entrance level courses in higher education and promises to be a good text or reference book for advanced secondary school art courses. Avoiding the usual "elements and principles" approach, the authors present design not simply as making images and objects, but as cultural processes and activities. The chapter headings--Perception, Pattern, Proportion, Production and Power--alert the reader that this text addresses design in a unique way. Highly recommended.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Oct 1, 1990
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