Category Archives: DH

DH 13: VISUAL COMM + POSTMODERNISM 04/27/18

MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 05/04/18
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Examples
Part 1b: Designing from History
Ex: Alarm Clock, Atlatl 2.0, Posters

The Bauhaus
Italian Dynamism, was about motion
Russian style
Graphic Impact
Seeds for the future
VIDEO: Soviet Montage
VIDEO: BSP
Brands are symbols
VC for ages
Type for reading
Master type from a Master
Not Just a symbol
Test of Time
Roots and Rank
Old Signs
When brands are too good?
What’s the big deal? It’s all the same, no?

Watch!
Postmodern eraout with modernism
Performance Art
Robert Rauschenberg, a new aesthetic?
Pop Art for the masses
New Styles away from the old
Interactive installations
Leads to interactive video art
And we end with the Makers
FIN

ASSIGNMENT:
VIDEO: “Stadsmuziek” Akko Goldenbeld
READ: History of Visual Communication
READ: Russian Constructivists

DH 12: Design in the Modern Era 04/20/18

MINOR PROJECT #2: Due 04/27/18
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Example

Modernism in a Painting…
or two.
A new Visual Language
Sagrada Familia, inside and outside
At around the same time
Casa Batllo: Dragon
The Basilica

VIDEO: Craft Movement
Examples: Form and Function
Furniture, and much more
VIDEO: Bauhaus in a Nutshell
VIDEO: Walter Gropius – The Dessau Bauhaus

FINAL:

MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 05/04/18
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Examples
Part 1b: Designing from History
Ex: Alarm Clock, Atlatl 2.0, Posters

DH 11: AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT 04/13/18


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

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

MINOR PROJECT #2: Due 04/27/18
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot

FINAL:
MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 05/04/18
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Examples
Part 1b: Designing from History

DH 11: THE RISE OF THE INDIVIDUAL DESIGNER 04/06/18

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”
Crank and Rod

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

WATCH:
Leonardo da Vinci Technology

MINOR PROJECT #2: Due 04/27/18
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
FINAL: Due 05/04/18

DH 10: Cartography – Map to the Renaissance 03/16/18

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.
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 03/02/18

Pride before the fall
Change
Byzantine architecture
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
DESN200 Major Project #1: Due – 03/23/18

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