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Design History

DH 05: ANCIENT TO MIDDLE AGES 02/21/20

Greek Gears
Roma
First the Greeks, then Romans to roads and Incas as well.
When in Rome, remember to do as Romans do…. WATCH
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
And the NAVY?
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

Review: Major Project No. 1 – Due 03/06. Wednesday night, admission is Pay What You Wish from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.

DH 04: Ancient Machines 02/14/20

DUE:
DESN200 MinorProject 1a/MinorProject 1b.
– Please turn in slides/documents (if you are working in pairs, please put BOTH names on the answer file)
– Upload to Google Drive and share with me by 11:20 AM

The Wheel
Ancient Calculator. Still used?
Numbers?
The Greeks
Art: Painted Pottery, Architecturestill here, Sculpture in time, Painting, and mosiac.
And all they created
Steam power
The Maker
Environment influences design
And now, VIDEO: Ancient Computer
Complex Mechanism in action

ASSIGNMENT:
READ: Amber
READ: Abacus still used in Japan
READ: Daedalus
READ: Antikythera-Mechanism
READ: Oldest Computer
READ/WATCH: Model

MINI PROJECT REVIEW:
Map
1. Motivation 2. Media 3. Process 4. Context
We need something like this
Is it something like this?
More Info
Baalbek
Baalbek Map and that Trilithon
Moving large stones
Pyramid Blocks
One of the Ancient Wonders

DH 03: Stone Structures and Civilization 02/07/20

DESN200 MinorProject 1a/MinorProject 1b. Due 02/14/20 (share with: jparada@uarts.edu).
Atlatl
Written
Human History
READ: First, a revolution!!
Revolutions spread
READ: Old tools that worked.
READ: New tools made,
VIDEO: Smelted, and…
Finally, civilized!
Beads
Where is Sumer
Ziggurat
Ziggurat v. 2.0
Architecture and Art
…and statues
Scale
And myth?
The Bronze Age is not just metal

ASSIGNMENT:
Watch in Class:
VIDEO: Civilization
VIDEO: Mesopotamia – Sumer
Read the articles above.
Minor Project 1a/1b DUE @ 11:20AM 02/14/20

DH 02: The Human Spark 01/31/20

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
READ: Alphabet = Design

BREAK:
VIDEO: Watch the following Documentary

ASSIGNMENT:
VIDEO: Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog

DH 01: Introduction 01/24/20

Intro:
Review Syllabus
Some Examples
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: Final Presentations 12/13/19

MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due TODAY – Present 12/13
Part 1a: Building from Plans
– The initial build and testing was due (12/06)
Part 1b: Designing from History (Present 12/13)

Present the following (10 minutes, max combined):

Part 1a: Building from Plans
– Present Process and Documentation for initial build
– Introduce your design modification. What was the goal?
– Test Fire finished product
Part 1b: Designing from History

Make sure you upload all assets by the end of today (11:59 PM).

Quick BIO:
Doodler
College
My Work in clay and metal
Inspiration?
ITP, the place to be…
1995,newly arrived
Hypercard for Virtual Space and narrative.
Web Radio v. 1
The Early Days
to today

Complete the course evaluation.
Have a great break!

DH 14: POSTMODERNISM 12/05/19

MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due TODAY 12/06 – Present 12/13
Part 1a: Building from Plans
– The initial build and testing is due today (12/06)
Part 1b: Designing from History (Present 12/13)

Watch!
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
Last Spring
NextAR
And we will end with the Makers

FIN

ASSIGNMENT:
Final Presentations (2)

DH 13: Visual Communication, 20th Century 11/26/19


FINAL ASSIGNMENTS:
MINOR PROJECT #2: Due 11/26/19
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot

MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL:
Part 1a: Building from Plans Proof: 12/06/19 ; Present: 12/13/19
Part 1b: Designing from History Present: 12/13/19.

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
From This
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:
VIDEO: History of Branding
READ: History of Visual Communication
READ: Russian Constructivists
READ: 100 Years of Bauhaus

DH 12: Modern Design 11/22/19


FINAL ASSIGNMENTS:
MINOR PROJECT #2: Due 11/26/19
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Ex:
MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Part 1 12/06/19 Present: 12/13/19
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Part 1b: Designing from History
Ex: Alarm Clock, GD-Branding, 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 back.
Furniture as well…
Casa MilaakaLa Pedrera

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

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

DH 11: AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT 11/15/19

Some of the Greats
Map: Italy
The Press leads to a backlash
Age of Science continues
Dennis D’s Wikipedia
VIDEO: His Encyclopedia
READ: Denis Diderot and science: Enlightenment to modernity
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?
Industry
French Steel
Penn Hospital is born from the Enlightenment.
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 action and results
First Computer, that never was…
…but may still be

MINOR PROJECT #2: Due 11/26/19
Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Ex:

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