Global perspectives through an open-access, multimedia "textbook" for the 21st century, from SmartHistory. Excellent design. Includes "Key Questions to Guide Your Reading" and vocabulary lists with every module.
2018 by Kathy Curnow, Cleveland State University.
Aims to act as your map through the world of African art. and will help you define the competencies you need to develop–visual analysis, research, noting what information is critical, asking questions, and writing down your observations–and provide opportunities for you to practice these skills until you are proficient. It will also expose you to new art forms and the worlds that produced them, enriching your understanding and appreciation.
'The Boundless Art History textbook is a college-level, introductory textbook that provides an overview of the culturally rich subject of Art History from pre-history through to modern global art.
There is a lot o scrolling but the images are great.
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2015 by Wayne Collins et al, British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Addresses the steps of creating and producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. Covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer software, then progress to an imaging (traditionally referred to as printing) process. Keywords are highlighted throughout and summarized in a Glossary at the end of the book, and each chapter includes exercises and suggested readings.
2021 by Anahita Khodadadi, Portland State University.
Narrates fundamental concepts of structural design such that users have minimum involvement with math. Students learn about different types of loads, forces and vector addition, the concept of equilibrium, internal forces, geometrical and material properties of structural elements, and rules of thumb for estimating the proportion of some structural systems such as catenary cables and arches, trusses, and frame structures.