Course details

History of Design 1 - winter

DEDE1-Z FaVU DEDE1-Z Acad. year 2022/2023 Winter semester 3 credits

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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.


Language of instruction




Time span

  • 26 hrs lectures


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.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Fundamental literature

  • Sparke, P.: Století designu
  • Meggs, P.B.: Meggs' History of Graphic Design
  • Kolesár, Z.: Kapitoly z dějin designu

Syllabus of lectures

1. Vymezení předmětu "dějin designu", jeho rozdílné interpretace. Grafický a průmyslový design.
2. "Proto-design": historické formování nikterých aspektu designu v poedprumyslové éoe.
3. První prúmyslová revoluce, krize koncepce užitého uminí a zrod profese designera.
4. Vynález litografie a zrod plakátu.
5. - 6. Reformní hnutí 2. poloviny 19. století.
7. - 9.Formování secese a její zenit v období poelomu 19. a 20. století.
10. Alfons Mucha a secese v Eechách.
11. Peter Behrens a zrod Corporate Identity.
12. Raná moderna.

Progress assessment

Exam conditions: passed written test based on explained topics, minimum result 80% .

Teaching methods and criteria

Lecture, presentation of digital image database.

Controlled instruction

Lectures are optional.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
  • Programme BIT (in English), 1st year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
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