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Wonderful introductory book to design elements and principles. It’s curious to see how the chapters were rewritten and how they’ve changed the art selections and examples to reflect the times 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.

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.

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I think it would have been helpful to have more color images, but the examples were pretty good that they used for the concepts. The spine may show signs of wear.

This is a beautiful textbook which I would like to reread and practice applying. Easy to read and made for the person who fears the textbooks with pages filled with only words.

Lists with This Book. Item in good condition. Cengage Learning Jul 29 The cover and pages are in good condition, shows signs of normal wear. Design Basics Lauer, David A. Also shop in Also shop in. Book pages in very good condition. This book is a great introductory design textbook. Lauer by David A. This book will teach you that all you need to have in order to be a designer is curiosity. Design Basics by Lauer, David A. Pentak, Stephen; Lauer, David A. Lauer is very considerate of his readers, making the reading easy and interesting for his visual learners.


I have the 8th edition and the 2nd edition and read both. It states and gives definitions to things that come intuitively. Browse Related Browse Related. Admittedly, no, I did not read this textbook in it’s entirety.

Fast Shipping from California. Jennifer Olsen rated it did not like it Nov 29, Took me almost exactly two years to read, I note.

Design Basics by David A. Lauer

Very good – excellent condition Desigb book does not appear to have been used much the pages are smooth and unmarked free of writing, un Design Basics by David A. You learn by doing when it comes to art, but it definitely helps to have a.laurr place to start, and then use this foundation to figure out what you want to do with your art. Return to Book Page. Books by David A. Joelle Steele rated it liked it Dec 09, Trivia About Design Basics. Printed in in the USA.

It’s packed with solid design fundamentals. This was a required book for one of my art classes and I did find it enjoyable to read. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Sep 25, Rama rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again. To ask other readers questions about Design Basicsplease sign up. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There’s a reason I never pursued art. It is not discipline specific and is well suited for foundations 2D penrak courses.

The cover and some pages have curled corners.

Design Basics Lauer

It is in good condition with use and wear. Which isn’t saying much, admittedly: Visual examples from many periods, peoples, editon 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.

About two sentences for concepts then the rest describes artwork that has been copied onto most of the pages.

This is the right book to start learning the real way to design, it is simple but rich. A.llauer rated it it was amazing Dec 21, If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

Design Basics

Not a very helpful reference book. But that’s not enough for me to want to keep the book. It lays out the concepts and principles very well.