HIST06013 2012 Visual and Material Culture 2 Frameworks of Modernity
Visual and Material Culture 2 continues the investigation into the interface between art and design - from the impact of industrialisation in the Western world to the advent of Modernism, in the early 20th century.
The course is thematic in nature and will examine the impacts of newly emerging Technologies; Production and Consumption; the Built Environment and the Avant Gard
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Recognise the importance of cultural, social and economic conditions that relate to visual and material culture practices.
Apply critical skills for the analysis of art and design - objects, artefacts, works of art, texts.
Be familiar with the contexts in which the use and application of historical and theoretical terms feature.
Understand the value of research skills and be able to apply these to a structured document.
The ability to communicate research, using appropriate skills, both visual and written.
Module Assessment Strategies
Assessment is based on both group presentation and a written assignment that enables the students to acquire and familiarise themselves with research and visual methodologies and demonstrate proficiency in the use of information literacy skills through written composition and presentation conventions.
Summative assessment of alll completed project deliverables will occur at the end of the module.
The assessment strategy will concentrate on the students continuing development within History/Theory of Art and Design, Visual and Material Culture through:
- Research methodologies
- Visual and written analysis
- Presentation skills - oral and visual
- Literacy skills and written communication.
This Module examines the impact of industrialisation and subsequent technologies through a broad social, cultural and economic context, with particular emphasis on the Built Environment, Production and Consumption and the Avant Garde.
Industralisation: new materials; and standardisation.
Utopian Visions: the development of the city;Constructivism.
Emerging technologies: the advent of the designer.
Exhibiting the Other: Primitivism and the beginnings of Cubism.
Shops and shopping: Advertising and the creation of desire.
Expressionism: artistic movements and the birth of cinema.
Seminars willdevelop the contexts and applications of these areas through:
Critical and conterxtual studies
Research: sources, strategies and methodologies
Communications skills: verbal, visual and written.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Group Project Presentation||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||60 %||Week 9||1,2,3,4|
|2||Essay||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||Week 12||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Lecture Theatre||Core Themes||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Seminar||Flat Classroom||Contextual Studies||2||Weekly||2.00|
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Barthes, Roland (1972) Mythologies, London, Jonathan Cape.
Berger, John (1972) Ways of Seeing, London, Penguin.
Burger, Peter (1984) Theory of the Avant Garde, Minneapolis, University of Minneapolis Press.
Curtis, William JR (1982) Modern Architecture Since 1900,London, Phaidon.
Douglas, M & Isherwood, B (1975) The World of Goods: Anthropology of Consumption, London, Routledge.
Forty, Adrian (1996) Objects of Desire: Design & Society, London, Thames and Hudson.
Forty, Adrian (2000) Words and Buildings, A Vocabulary of Modern Architecture, London, Thames and Hudson.
Foster, Hal (1996) The Return of the Real: The Avant Garde at the End of the Century, London, MIT Press.
Julier, G (2000) The Culture of Design, London, Sage.
Miller, D (1987) Material Culture and Mass Consumption, Oxford, Blackwell.
Nochlin, Linda (1991) The Politics of Vision, London, Thames and Hudson.
Nuttgens, P (1983) The Story of Architecture, London, Phaidon.
Sparke, P (2009) The Genius of Design, London, BBC.
Timms, Edward & Collier, Peter (eds) (1988) Visions and Blueprints: Avant Garde Culture adn Radical Politics in Early Twentieth Century Europe, Manchester University Press.
Walker, J (1989) Design Histsory: History of Design, London, Pluto Press.
Art in America; Architecture and Design; Domus; Contemporary; Blueprint; Art News; Art Forum; Circa; ID Magazine; Flash Art