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Ornament, meaning and design 3B (3 points)



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

Synopsis: Themes in the understanding of decrative design are initially structured historically; however, once a basic framework is established, discussions move to the philosophical issues concerned with the ritual and ideological 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; ornament and the modes of construction in timber (as in furniture) are examined, as are those in textile (such as weaving, crochet, knitting) or clay (throwing and hand-building) and glass (hot and cold).

Assessment: Essay (1500 words):50% + Class paper (1500 words):50%

Contact Hours: 2 hours in class and 4 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites: Two second level theory of Art and Design units

Prohibitions: TAD2206,TAD2216,TAD3206

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