NOTES ON VISUAL ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION
BIPPITY BOPPITY BOOKS (and LINKS and STUFF)
Remember those ? Text and image on paper? You can touch them, run your fingers through the pages, dog-ear the corner...
Arnheim, Rudolf. Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.
Arnheim, Rudolf. Visual Thinking. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
Arnheim, Rudolf. The Power of the Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.
Berger, J. Ways of Seeing. New York: Viking, 1972. Print.
Banham, Reyner. Theory and Design in the First Machine Age, 2d ed. Cambridge, MA:\MIT Press, 1981.
Collier, Graham. Form, Space and Vision. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1972.
Chilvers, Ian, Harold Osborne and Dennis Farr. The Oxford Dictionary of Art. New York: Oxford UP, 1988.
Friedman, Dan. Dan Friedman: Radical Modernism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.
Glaser, Milton. Drawing is Thinking. New York: Overlook Press, 2008.
Horowitz, Frederick. More Than You See: A Guide to Art. New York: Harcourt, 1985
Kandinsky, Wassily. Point, Line, and Plane, 2nd ed. New York: Museum of Non-Objective Painting, 1947.
Kepes, Gyorgy. Language of Vision. Chicago: Paul Theobold, 1961.
Landa, Robin, Rose Gonnella and Steven Brower. 2D: Visual Basics for Designers. Cengage Learning, 2007.
Landa, Robin and Rose Gonnella. Visual Workout: A Creativity Workbook. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2004.
Lidwell, William, Kritina Holden and Jill Butler. Universal Principles of Design. Beverly, MA: Rockport, 2003.
Lucie-Smith, Edward. The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1984.
Lupton, Ellen, and Miller, Abbott. The ABCs of the Bauhaus and Design Theory from Preschool to Post-Modernism. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1993.
Rand, Paul. Design Form and Chaos. New Haven: Yale, 1993.
Rand, Paul. Thoughts on Design. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1970.
We know that you want videos but most of these you will need to read! Remember reading? Goes with books. For web resources on color theory, see our list from Notes on Color (Theory)
National Endowment for the Humanities
Kent State University
Math Open Reference
New Yorker Magazine. “The Shape of Things: The birth of the abstract”
The Getty Museum
24 Of Design's Most Important Principles, Animated
Institute of Classical Architecture. “Commodity, Firmness, and Delight”
SELECT ARTISTS and DESIGNERS
Michael Graves Studio
Charles Rennie MacIntosh
Rochester Institute of Technology archive of graphic designers
Herb Lubalin Study Center. Cooper Union, NY
ARTISTS and DESIGNERS THROUGH THE AGES
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum