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DH 13: POSTMODERNISM 05/03/19

MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due TODAY 05/03 – 05/10 Present
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Part 1b: Designing from History

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It’s the process, people.
Postmodern era out with modernism
Performance Art
Is this art?
Robert Rauschenberg, a new aesthetic?
Copy Cat?
Pop Art for the masses
LoBrow Art movement
Art in Comix
Graphic Novel
Post Modern in Philly
New Stylesmoving away from the old

Interactive Light installations
Face to face
Potential for large scale
Leads to interactive video art
And we will end with the Makers

FIN

ASSIGNMENT:
Final Presentation

DH 12: Visual Communication, 20th Century 04/26/19

FINAL ASSIGNMENTS:
MINOR PROJECT #2: Due TODAY – 04/26/18
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot

MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 05/03 – 05/10 Present
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Part 1b: Designing from History

VIDEO: Walter Gropius – The Dessau Bauhaus
The Bauhaus
A new kind of Visual Language
Italian Futurism, was about motion. Pan European
Russian style is big
Graphic Impact evident indeed.
Seeds for the future
VIDEO: Soviet Montage
VIDEOS: BSP vs Untouchables
READ: 100 Years of Bauhaus

Brands are symbols
VC for ages
Type for reading
Master type from a Master
Importance of typography?
Not Just a symbol?
Test of Time
Roots and Rank
Old Signs and older stones
Campbell kids
When brands are too good?
What’s the big deal? It’s all the same, no?
No, I am not related to “Prada”.

ASSIGNMENT:
READ: History of Visual Communication
READ: Russian Constructivists
READ: 100 Years of Bauhaus

DH 12: Modern Design 04/19/19

FINAL ASSIGNMENTS:
MINOR PROJECT #2: Due 04/26/18
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Ex:
MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 05/03 – 05/10 Present
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Part 1b: Designing from History
Ex: Alarm Clock, Atlatl 2.0, Posters

Followers of Ned Ludd
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
Furniture as well…
La Pedrera

VIDEO: Craft Movement
Examples: Form and Function
Furniture, and much more
VIDEO: Bauhaus in a Nutshell
The Bauhaus
Happy Birthday: Women in Bauhaus

ASSIGNMENT:
VIDEO: Walter Gropius – The Dessau Bauhaus
READ: We all live in a Bauhaus
Need more? Just for fun…

DH 11: AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT 04/12/19

Some of the Greats
Map: Italy
The Press leads to a backlash
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
Canals today
Philly Steel

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

FINAL ASSIGNMENTS:
MINOR PROJECT #2: Due 04/26/18
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Ex:

MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 05/03 – 05/10
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Part 1b: Designing from History

DH 09: The Individual Designer 04/05/10

Original design: The Wheel
Classics in style
Who is this?
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?

Peas in a pod?
Designer vs Artist?
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!!!

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ASSIGNMENT:
READ: Leonardo or Michelangelo: who is the greatest?
READ/Listen: Luther went “Viral”
VIDEO: Watch “The Day the Universe Changed”

DH 08: Presentations 03/29/19

Present!
Upload your Answers + Presentation to Digication

Armor was Global.
Some Modern Armor is design as practically well.
Balance – design and counter design
Evolution. Local Example.

Don’t forget the buildings…
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
We are used to this. Have a look at older examples I brought in.
Compare
READ: 12 Maps

DH 07: CATHEDRALS AND ARMS 03/22/19

Review: Major Project No. 1. Due 03/29
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
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 – Due

DH 06: ANCIENT TO MIDDLE AGES 03/08/19

Greek Gears
Roma
First the Greeks, then Romans to roads and Incas as well.
When in Rome, remember to do as Romans do….
The center of the WORLD
Time
The Dome and more.
Arch Vs Post
Architecture book
VIDEO: Roman Armor/Tactics
Roman Protection
VIDEO: Roman Army Structure
VIDEO: Roman Siege Weapons

All good things, come to an end….
Church & Knights
Older Churches & older knights?
In between?. StartArrival.
A new Style?
Mudejar Example
The reverse also happens

Assignment:
READ: The Roman Forum
READ: Famous Historic Buildings
READ: Greek vs Roman

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