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Introduction to design history and theory (6 points)



Caulfield First semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The aesthetic and ideological energies of key examples of design are linked to their utilitarian nature in terms of function and service. The search for the reasons behind stylistic development is undertaken within the framework of the history of ideas, from the spiritual to the economic. The forms of production analysed and evaluated include industrial products, technological devices, interiors and furnishings, graphic design and advertising, implements and artefacts, amongst others. In tutorials students are given opportunities to develop visual and verbal skills for engaging in contemporay discourse on design.

Assessment: Essay 1000 words: 25% Essay 2000 words: 50% Visual test: 25%

Contact Hours: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial weekly

Prerequisites: admisison to a Design degree course

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