Category Archives: DH

DH 12: Design in the Modern Era 04/14/17

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

Sagrada Familia
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:
VIDEO: Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine
READ: We All Live in a Bauhaus

PAST ASSIGNMENTS:
1. DESN200-MinorProject
2. Answer questions in “Stones of Baalbek” Worksheet. Visuals preferred.
3. DESN200 Major Project #1: Due 03/17

MAJOR PROJECT #2 – FINAL: Due 04/28/17
Part 1: Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Part 1a: Addendum Pt. 1 – Building from Plans
Part 2: Designing from History

DH 11: AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT 04/07/17


Some of the Greats
Map: Italy
Map: Europe
The PressChanged the world
Age of Science continues
Dennis D’s Wikipedia
VIDEO: His Encyclopedia
Revolution

Machine ToolsExample
Steam Power
Water Power Plus
The Steam Age
Powered Transportation
French Steel
Philly Steel

MAJOR PROJECT #2 – FINAL: Due 04/28/17
Part 1: Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Part 1a: Addendum Pt. 1 – Building from Plans
Part 2: Designing from History

DH 09: Cartography – Map to the Renaissance 03/24/17

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 03/03/17


Pride b4 the fall
Byzantine architecture
The Devil is in the Detail
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
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: Due 03/17

DH 06: ANCIENT TO MIDDLE AGES 02/24/17

The Dome and more.
Arch Vs Post
Architecture book
VIDEO: Roman Army – 18:39
VIDEO: Roman Siege Weapons

All good things, come to an end….
Church & Knights
Older Churches & older knights?
In between?. Arrival.
The reverse also happens
Tool/Weapon

Assignment:
READ: The Roman Forum
READ: Famous Historic Buildings
READ: Greek vs Roman
VIDEO: The Roman Army
VIDEO: Roman Siege Weapons

DESN200 Major Project #1: Due 03/17
Visit the PMA

DH 04: Stone Structures and Civilization 02/10/17

Atlatl
Human History
READ: First, a revolution!!
Revolutions spread,
READ: New tools made,
VIDEO: Smelted, and…
Finally, civilized!
Beads
Sumer
Ziggurat
Ziggurat v. 2.0
REVIEW: The Stones of Baalbek
Baalbek Map and that Trilithon
Hanging Gardens

Watch:
VIDEO: Easter Island

Homework:
Answer questions in “Stones of Baalbek” Worksheet. Visuals preferred.
READ: Some References
Learn all you can about the Antikythera Mechanism