Category Archives: DH

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

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

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