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Ornament, meaning and design 3A (6 points)



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

Synopsis: Themes in the understanding of decorative design are initially structured historically; however, once a basic framework is established, discussions move to the philosophical issues concerned with the ritual and idelological values of objects and the design ethos, which is 'proper' to them. The subject examines a great range of manifestations: the difference in habit between tensile members and compressive members in architecture is compared to the respective ornamental expressions; oranment and the modes of construction in timber (as in furniture) are examined, as are those in textile (such as weving, crochet, knitting) or clay (throwing and hand-building) and glass (hotand cold).

Assessment: Essay (3000 words):50% + Class paper (3000 words):50%

Contact Hours: 3 hours in class and 9 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites: two level 2 Theory of Art & Design units

Prohibitions: TAD2206,TAD2216,TAD3216

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