Apr 11, 2021  
2011-2012 Official General Catalog 
2011-2012 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ART 113 - History of Modern Design

Survey of modern design examines changing developments in graphics, industrial design, architecture and decorative arts from 1851 to the present.  Beginning with The Exhibition of Art and Industry in London and concluding with postmodernism, mass culture and the role consumption plays in design will be explored.  The course focuses on design as a creative activity influenced by technology, economics and social history. 


Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Understand the influence of technology, culture and historical events on modern design.
2.  Identify visual characteristics of different modern styles, know when they developed, and who were the most important designers associated with each stylistic period.
3.  Develop a vocabulary that will allow you to discuss historic aspects of modern design in an articulate manner.
4.  Have a fuller understanding of the interrelationship of art, technology, mass consumption, production and marketing.
5.  Be aware of the way in which American values have driven consumerism and modern design.
6.  Think in a more interdisciplinary way.

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