Your ability to derive meaning from what you see is essential in a world suffused with images, and greatly increases your appreciation of art and design. From the works of great masters to the architecture of great buildings and even the design of everyday objects, visual literacy enhances your appreciation and ability to describe the aesthetics of practically anything. These lessons teach you the principles of design as the vocabulary of art √ line, shape, space, texture, color, and more √ and how to see and evaluate them. You learn also how the arrangement of these principles affect the quality of design and art overall. See how clues to a work's meaning are often communicated in the language of symbols, whether it's the iconography of a Renaissance work or the colors of a company's logo. You don't have to be an artist to appreciate and apply these lessons, though artists and designers will certainly benefit. You just need an active mind ready to see beyond the obvious in any designed art or object.In these 24 lessons, you'll take a deep look at how the principles and skills of visual literacy directly inform our experience. You'll learn the formal vocabulary of art, the principles of visual design, how visual language operates, and how to communicate visually. You'll also learn how to cultivate powers of deep observation, how to generate original thought, and how to create your own art or design.