Category Archives: DH

DH 12: Design in the Modern Era 11/14/18

MINOR PROJECT #2: Due Today – Upload to Digication
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Example

Birth of Industry right here in Philly
Birth of digital computing
Babbage
Diff Eng
Ancient calculator
Pascaline and innards
Automata at the FI
VIDEO: Lost art of Automatons alive
VIDEO: Diff Engine in action
VIDEO: TED ED
Countess
Jacquard Loom in acton and results
First Computer, that never was…
…but may still be

What is it?
Modernism in a Painting…
or two.
A new Visual Language
Modernist Architect
Sagrada Familia, inside and outside
The Basilica
Parc
At around the same time
Casa Batllo: Dragon
La Pedrera
VIDEO: Craft Movement
Examples: Form and Function
Furniture, and much more
VIDEO: Bauhaus in a Nutshell
The Bauhaus

ASSIGNMENT:
VIDEO: Walter Gropius – The Dessau Bauhaus
READ: We all live in a Bauhaus

DH 11: AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT 11/07/18


Some of the Greats
Map: Italy
Map: Europe
The Press leads to a backlash
Changed the world
Age of Science continues
Dennis D’s Wikipedia
VIDEO: His Encyclopedia
Classification EN
Revolution
Art and design of the times

Machine Tools – Example
Water Power Plus
Steam Power
The Steam Age
Powered Transportation
How does it work?
French Steel
Penn Hospital is born from the Enlightenment.
Industry
Canal
Philly Steel

MINOR PROJECT #2: Due 11/14/18
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Ex:

DH 10: THE RISE OF THE INDIVIDUAL DESIGNER 10/31/18

VIDEO: You were supposed to Watch
Original design: The Wheel
Classics in style
Leo
Designer vs Artist?
Peas in a pod?
Works
Fame from important painting and drawing. Classic!
The Human Form
And then the gears of war
Hand of David
La Mama Mia
Technological Leap called a “lock”
Add a wheel…
Crank and Rod

Valuable? Hell yes!!!
READ: Leonardo or Michelangelo: who is the greatest?

WATCH:
Leonardo da Vinci Technology

MINOR PROJECT #2: Due
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot

and finally…

DH 09: Cartography – Map to the Renaissance 10/24/18

Don’t forget the buildings…
Time
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
First Atlas
Is this a map?
Survey all of the land
Egypt and Geometry
One of the oldest
World according to Greeks
Silk Map
Tabula
Medieval World
The age of exploration
History of Cartography.
We are used to this. Have a look at older examples I brought in.
Compare
READ: 12 Maps

Proto Movable type
Pictograph to actual “writing”
Before Printing Press. Tiresome but lovely….
Pre printing
The mother of all printing presses.
Significance of the mint
My man, Johanne
Holy MT!
Who paid for this?
Luther and the broadsheet and how he went “viral”
Changed the world?

READ: Luther went “Viral”
VIDEO: Watch

DH 07: CATHEDRALS AND ARMS 10/10/18

Review: Major Project No. 1 – Midterm. Due 10/17
Pride before the fall
Change
Byzantine architecture and Art
Roman sculpting
The Devil is in the Detail
Light inside
Temple vs Church
Basilica to the Cross
Hold up, now!
Domes to domes
Back to the cross
Massive and delicate
Gothic Arches
Let there be light
The Hybrids
Many Examples to see
The best Jewel in the Crown.
My personal favorite – Mt. Saint Michel

Romans and Post Roman
Like the Movies
VIDEO: Crecy
The Winner?
Can and opener
Move around
VIDEO: Armor

ASSIGNMENT:
READ: Medieval Architecture
VIDEO: Armor
Review: Major Project No. 1 – Midterm. Due 10/17

DH 05: Ancient Machines 09/26/18

Baalbek
Baalbek Map and that Trilithon
Moving large stones
Pyramid Blocks
One of the Ancient Wonders
The Bronze Age is not just metal
Ancient Calculator
Numbers?
The Greeks
Art: Painted Pottery, Architecturestill here, Sculpture, Painting, and mosiac.
And all they created
Steam power
And now, VIDEO: Ancient Computer
Complex Mechanism
READ: Oldest Computer

Roma
Romans to roads and Incas as well.
When in Rome, remember to do as Romans do….
The center of the WORLD

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