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Design History

Code 12716
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Art and Design
Entry requirements No requirements
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Learning outcomes To know the historical evolution of industrial design, contextualized in the technological and social evolution after the industrial revolution and, particularly, in the history of art in modernity and postmodernity.
Identify movements, events, projects and designers with historical relevance for the construction of our material culture.
Develop cultural awareness of a historical matrix that allows to create the bases of a critical awareness of the evolution of design.
Know how to investigate design history in a critical, narrative and factual way.
Acquire vocabulary and expository skills that allow the articulation and sharing of ideas underlying the design project.
Syllabus The importance of History. Evolution of pre-industrial material culture. Handicrafts, vernacular design, royal orders and manufactures.
From the Industrial Revolution to the 2nd World War: Arts and Crafts. The Aesthetic Movement. Universal Exhibitions. Art Nouveau. Art Deco. Taylorism and Fordism. Deutsche Werkbund. Radical Vanguards: Futurism, De Stijl, Russian Expressionism and Constructivism. Bauhaus. Modern Movement. Scandinavian design. Organic design. The influence of new materials and technologies. Streamlining and American Styling.
From the post-war to the 21th century. Optimism and post-war consum. Good Design. Ulm School. Pop Movement. Radical design and Anti-design. Postmodernism. Star System. Supernormal. Digital age and the Post-Industrial Society.
Portugal: The evolution of design in Portugal. Roots and precursors. Industrialization, modernization. From the post-war to the 25th of April. Relationship with major architectural works and industry.
Main Bibliography Cardoso, R. (2000) Uma Introdução à História do Design. São Paulo: Editora Blücher.
Dormer, P. (1993). Diseño desde 1945. Barcelona: Destino.
Fiell, C., & Fiell, P. (2001) Design do Século XX. Köln: Taschen.
Forty, A. (1992). Objects of desire - Design and Society since 1750. London: Thames & Hudson.
Heskett, J. (2004) Industrial Design. London: Thames & Hudson.
Julier, G. (2004). The Thames & Hudson dictionary of design since 1900. London: Thames & Hudson.
Margolin, V. (2015). World history of design. London: Bloomsbury (2 volumes).
Pevsner, N. (1975). Pioneiros do Design Moderno. Lisboa, Ulisseia.
Raizman, D. (2010). History of modern design: graphics and products since the industrial revolution. London: Laurence King.
Souto, M. H. et al. (2015). Design português 1960/1979. 8 Vol. Coord. José Bártolo. Colecção exclusiva do Jornal O Público. Vila do Conde: Verso da História-Edição e Conteúdos, SA
Woodman, J. M. (1997). Twentieth-Century Design, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-22

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