Course detail

History of Design 2 - winter

FaVU-DEDE2-ZAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course focuses on the history of graphic and industrial design from the World War II to present days. It deals mainly with the image or product which is multiplied in a mechanized way. It also focuses on the solitary creation and the overlaps of applied and free art to the period after the World War II. It refers to the prototype of designer activities in the traditional disciplines of handicraft and applied arts. It also refers to the origin of the designer´s profession during the first industrial revolution and to its further transformations.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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

Prerequisites

History of Design I.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Meggs, P.B.: Meggs' History of Graphic Design
Kolesár, Z.: Kapitoly z dějin designu
Knobloch, I. - Vondráček, R.: Design v českých zemích 1900-2000: Instituce moderního designu (CS)
Kolesár, Z.: Kapitoly z dejín grafického dizajnu (CS)
Sparke, P.: Století designu (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, presentation of digital image database.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Graphic design and political and military propaganda (period of World War II).
2. Design of the late 1940s and of the 1950s.
3. Scandinavian design.
4. Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm and production of the Braun company.
5. Polish poster.
6. Graphic design in the 1950s in the USA - development of the concept of Corporate Identity.
7. Zdeněk Kovář and "Kovář´s school".
8. "Swiss school" in graphic design.
9.-10. Italian "elegant modernism" in industrial design.
11. Post-war Japanese graphic design.
12. Italian "new wave".

Aims

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

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures are optional.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

  • Programme Master's

    branch APD , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AGD2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AGD1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AS2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AS1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM3 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AKG , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AVI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AMU , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch ATD , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AIN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

  • Programme Master's

    branch () , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer