A hands-on book design students and designers alike will welcome. Elements of Design is a tribute to an exceptional teacher and a study of the abstract visual relationships her lifelong pursuit. Rowena Reed Kiostellow taught industrial design at Pratt Institute for more than fifty years. The designers she trained- the designers they’re training today- have changed the face of American design. This short, instructive, invaluable book reconstructs the series of exercises that led Kostellow’s students from manipulating simple forms to creating complex solutions to challenging design problems. It includes her activities and commentary along with selected student solutions. It concludes with examples of former students who became leaders in the field, including such well-known figures as Tucker Viemeisater, Ralph Applebaum, Ted Muehling, and many others.