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Ornament, meaning and design 2A (6 points)


Leader: To be determined

Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: Philosophical issues concerned with the ritual and ideological values of objects and the design ethos 'proper' to them. The difference in habit between tensile members and compressive members in architecture compared to the respective ornamental expressions. Ornament and the modes of construction in timber, textile, clay and glass. Textual recommendations of theorists from antiquity to the twentieth century are judged for their internal logic, cultural implications and acceptability in the context of contemporary theory.

Assessment: Two essays:2000 words 40% + 3000 words 60%

Contact Hours: 3 hours lecture/tutorial and 9 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites: TAD1101, TAD1102

Prohibitions: TAD2216

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