Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

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History of Design 1

IDDZ FFA BUT DEDE1-Z Acad. year 2017/2018 Winter semester 3 credits

The history of graphic and industrial design and their formation after the World War II. The prototype of designer activities in traditional disciplines of handmade work and applied arts. The birth of the designer´s profession in the first period of the industrial revolution and its further transformations.

Guarantor

Jakubíček Vít, Mgr. (FFA BUT)

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (written+oral)

Time span

26 hrs lectures

Assessment points

100 exam

Lecturer

Jakubíček Vít, Mgr. (FFA BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Basic knowledge of developmental tendencies in the areas of industrial and graphic design and of their major issues and personalities.

Learning objectives

To obtain historic-theoretical background which can be used during the solution of practical tasks.

Study literature

  • Sparke, P.: Století designu (in Czech)
  • Meggs, P.B.: A History of Graphic Design
  • Kolesár, Z.: Kapitoly z dejín designu I a II (in Slovak)

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Definition of the subject "history of design" and its differen interpretations. Graphic and industrial design.
  2. "Proto-design": Historic formation of some aspects of design in pre-industrial era.
  3. The first industrial revolution, crisis of the concept of applied arts and the birth of the designer's profession.
  4. Invention of litography and birth of poster.
  5. Reform movement in the 2nd half of 19th century (1).
  6. Reform movement in the 2nd half of 19th century (2).
  7. Formation of art nouveau and its climax at the turn between the 19th and 20th centuries (1).
  8. Formation of art nouveau and its climax at the turn between the 19th and 20th centuries (2).
  9. Formation of art nouveau and its climax at the turn between the 19th and 20th centuries (3).
  10. Alfons Mucha and art nouveau in the Czech lands.
  11. Peter Behrens and the birth of Corporate Identity.
  12. Early modernism.

Controlled instruction

To pass written test based on explained topics, minimum result 80% .

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
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