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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

DH 04: Mini Project #1 – Presentations

Presentations!

Deliverables:
– Your presentation should include visuals such as slides, images, videos, art, etc.
Visuals will be projected from the computer.
РPlease turn in slides/presentations (if you are working in pairs, please put BOTH names on the answer file)

Map
1. Motivation
2. Media
3. Process
4. Context

We need something like this
Is it something like this?
More Info

The Stones!
Baalbek
Baalbek Map and that Trilithon
Moving large stones
Pyramid Blocks
One of the Ancient Wonders

DH 03: Stone Structures and Civilization 02/15/19

DESN200-MinorProject Due 02/22/19.
Atlatl
Written
Human History
READ: First, a revolution!!
Revolutions spread
Old tools that worked well…
READ: New tools made,
VIDEO: Smelted, and…
Finally, civilized!
Beads
Where is Sumer
Ziggurat
Ziggurat v. 2.0
Architecture and Art
…and statues
Scale
Hanging Gardens

ASSIGNMENT:
Watch:
VIDEO: Mesopotamia – Sumer
Read the articles above.
Minor Project 1 – Presentation

DH 02: The Human Spark 02/01/19

Primitive to say the least…
VIDEO: Tools, v2.0
READ: Old Caves
READ/LISTEN: NPR – Oldest painters
VIDEO: Lascaux is it Art?
READ: Beads
READ: Cave Jottings – Writing on the wall
Petro
READ(3): A very Foxy Gene
Pictures to Pictographs.
“A” for the bulls
I have an idea
More abstract
Egyptian pictures = history
Gimme some of that Vinca
Proto-Sinaitic script = Alphabet?
And that is just the start, folks. Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, and our very own Roman alphabet
BREAK:
VIDEO: Watch the following Documentary

ASSIGNMENT:
VIDEO: Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog
DESN200-MinorProject Due 02/15.

DH 01: Introduction 01/25/19

Intro:
Review Syllabus
Are you a designer?
AUDIO/READ: Animal design or sheer luck?
VIDEO: Kanzi – What about designing tools?
READ: The missing link?
Makers?
3M years ago
READ: The hand Ax
Chicken or the egg?
READ: I give you, Fire!
Not that easy
Before clothes…
Modern art
Narrative and virtual space
All over the place
And by Design…

ASSIGNMENT:
AUDIO/READ: Animal design or sheer luck?
VIDEO: Kanzi – What about designing tools?
READ: The missing link?
READ: The hand Ax
READ: I give you, Fire!

DH 14: Postmodernism 12/05/18

From last class:
FINAL:
MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 12/12/18
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Part 1b: Designing from History

READ: History of Visual Communication
READ: Russian Constructivists

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

Interactive 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 13: VISUAL COMMUNICATION 20TH CENTURY 11/28/18

FINAL:
MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 12/12/18
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Example, and another.
Part 1b: Designing from History
Ex: Alarm Clock, Atlatl 2.0, Posters

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

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?
Last one?

ASSIGNMENT:
READ: History of Visual Communication
READ: Russian Constructivists

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

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