Category Archives: DH

DH 13: VISUAL COMMUNICATION 20TH CENTURY 11/29/17

Modernism in a Painting
The Bauhaus
A new Visual Language
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 and older stones
Campbell kids
When brands are too good?
What’s the big deal? It’s all the same, no?

Italian Dynamism, was about motion
Russian style
Graphic Impact
Seeds for the future

VIDEO: Soviet Montage
VIDEO: Montage
Postmodern eraout with modernism
VIDEO: “Stadsmuziek” Akko Goldenbeld

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

MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 12/12/17
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Part 1b: Designing from History

DH 12: Design in the Modern Era 11/15/17

Diderot
Map
Industry
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

Sagrada Familia, inside and outside
Casa Batllo
Modernism in Painting
VIDEO: The horse in motion (Eadweard Muybridge)
Examples: Form and Function
VIDEO: Craft Movement
VIDEO: Bauhaus in a Nutshell
VIDEO: Walter Gropius – The Dessau Bauhaus

ASSIGNMENT:
READ: We All Live in a Bauhaus

MINOR PROJECT #2: Due 11/20/17
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot

DH 09: Cartography – Map to the Renaissance 10/25/17

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
Top 10 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 10/11/17

Pride before the fall
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
The best Jewel in the Crown.
My personal favorite – Mt. Saint Michel

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

ASSIGNMENT:
READ: Medieval Architecture
VIDEO: Armor
DESN200 Major Project #1: