História da Arte e do Design 1 - Design - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 1 / 1º Semestre
Plan: 2016/17
Scientific Area: CAT
Level: Básico

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 32.00
Theorical-Pratical: 16.00
Pratical and Laboratorial:


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Design - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2016/17

Teaching Staff

Sérgio Manuel Coimbra Lemos
Sérgio Manuel Coimbra Lemos

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino teórico-prático

Course Information

Course Objectivs

At the end of the semester, students should be able to:
1 - Recognize and understand key facts and protagonists of the historical development of art and design, from ancient past to the beginning of twentieth century, and its relations with the Portuguese context.
2 - Analyze the conceptual and aesthetic characteristics of each period , depending on the physical, social, cultural, political and economic realities.
3 - Participate actively in the debate about the role of designers in society, well as of the importance of design methodology.
4 - Develop research within the theory and history of design.

Evaluation Criteria

1 - Periodic assessment: through quizzes and presentation of papers.
2 - Continuous assessment: attendance and  class participation.

Program Resume (get program detail)

1. Design before design: brief overview.
   1.1. The Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci and drawing as project. Gutenberg and printing press.
   1.2. The Baroque style, the rocaille style and luxury.
   1.3. Styles and aesthetics of Neoclassicism and Romanticism (revival and historicism).
2. The nineteenth century: Industrial Revolution and birth of design (1860-1920).
   2.1.William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement.
   2.2. Art nouveau style and Symbolist aesthetics.
   2.3. The Deutscher Werkbund.
3. The twentieth century: The boom of the avant-garde.
   3.1. Cubism, expressionis and The School of Paris.
   3.2. Suprematism, Constructivism and De Stijl movement.
   3.3. The Bauhaus School

Main Bibliography

ARGAN, Giulio Carlo - Arte Moderna: do iluminismo aos movimentos contemporâneos. S. Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1993.  
BÜRDEK, B., Diseño, história, teoria  y práctica del diseño industrial. Barcelona, Gustavo Gili, 1994.
EVERS, Hans Gerhard - Do Historicismo ao Funcionalismo. Lisboa : Verbo, [imp. 1985].
HOFSTATTER, Hans H. Arte Moderna: Pintura, Desenho e Gravura. Lisboa: Editorial Verbo, [imp. 1985]
HOLLIS, Richard Graphic design: a concise history / Richard Hollis.  London, Thames and Hudson, 1994.
FORTY, A. (2010). Objetos de desejo. São Paulo: Cosac Naify, 2010LORENZ, C., A Dimensão do design. Lisboa, CPD, 1991.
MALDONADO, T., El diseño industrial reconsiderado: definición, historia, bibliografía. Gustavo Gili, 1977.
WOODHAM, J.M., Twentieth-century design, Oxford, O.U.P., 1997.

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