Course: History of Graphics Design II

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Course title History of Graphics Design II
Course code KDT/712
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course Each academic year
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Polanecký Jaroslav, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
These informations are in the annotation of the course.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The course is to explain the specifics of graphic design and its place in visual and material culture in the historical context. The content of the artistic-historical part of the course covers the period from the very beginnings of graphic design to approximately the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and provides an overview of the development graphic arts phenomenon linked with the development of graphic techniques. The theoretical part of the course deals with the issue of origin and development of visual systems and semantic and psychological aspects of graphic creation.
The gained capabilities constitute an encompassment and an aquirement of knowledge and experience in the given field of study, they result from a concrete annotation of the subject and are aimed at a profile´s fulfilment of the graduate of the given field of study.
Successful completion of the previous study

Assessment methods and criteria
1. Written test 2. Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Dabner, D. Grafický design v praxi. Slovart, 2004.
  • Heller, S.; Ballance, G. Graphic Design History. Allworth Press, 2001.
  • Heller, S. Design Literacy - Understanding Graphic Design. Allworth Press, 2004.
  • Heller, S.; Chwast, S. Graphic Style: From Victorian to Digital. Thames and Hudson, 2001.
  • Hollis, R. Graphic Design - A Concise History, Second Edition. Thames and Hudson, 2002.
  • Krejča, A. Grafické techniky. Aventinum, 1995.
  • Meggs, P. A History of Graphic Design.
  • Weill, A. Graphic Design - A History (Discoveries). Abrams, 2001.
  • Wilde, R.; Wild, J. Visual Literacy: A conceptual Approach to Graphic Problem Solving. Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Art and Design Graphic Design (B) Art and applied art 2 Summer
Faculty of Art and Design Graphic Design (B) Art and applied art 2 Summer
Faculty of Art and Design Graphic Design (B) Art and applied art 2 Summer