Course: Contemporary Design

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Course title Contemporary Design
Course code KDT/750
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course Each academic year
Semester Winter
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
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Learning outcomes
The course is intended fro student who have completed the courses of history of art, and history of applied art, and therefore, it focuses especially on issues of industrial and graphic design. The aim of the course is to provide a historical overview of the origin and development of design as a phenomenon linked with industrial mass production and information technologies, and to define clearly its position in the sphere of artistic and material culture. Great attention is as well paid to general development of modern civilization, technologies, and the importance of visual influence on material culture in broader context. Necessary part of the course is clarification of terminology, the term 'design' itself compared to applied art and art handicraft. The course has a form of lectures and seminars, being scheduled as necessary according to thematic areas, as well as current topics as integral part of the academic debate on the contents of a continuously developing subject. The course includes lectures by outcollege experts and guests, excursions and work in the field. Main thematic areas for winter semester: 1/Introduction to the issues, defining terms, 2/Origin of industrial design, 3/Design of 18th and 19th centuries, 4/Design of early 20th century.
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
Recommended literature
  • Crowley-Jane Pavitt, D. Cold War Modern, Design 1945-70. London, 2008.
  • Guidot, R. Histoire du design 1940 á nous jours. Paris, 2004.
  • Halík, P. Architektura. Dějiny umění 12 - Pijoan,J. Praha, 2002.
  • Hubantová-Vacková, L.; Říha, C. Husákovo 3+1: bytová kultura 70. let. Praha, 2007.
  • Jencks, Ch. The Language of Post-Modern Architecture. New York, 1977.
  • Klimešová, M. Roky ve dnech, 1945-1957. Praha, 2010.
  • Kolesár, Z. Kapitoly z dějin designu. AAAD, Praha, 2004.
  • Kramerová, D. Expo 58 v Bruselu. Dějiny českého výtvarného umění VI/1,1958/2000. Academia Praha, 2007.
  • Lamarová, M. Signum design, Český design 1980-99. UPM Praha, 1999.
  • Lamarová, M. Užité umění a design 60. let. Dějiny českého výtvarného umění VI/1, 1958/2000. Academia Praha, 2007.
  • Masey, J.; Lloyd Morgan, C. Cold War Confrontations. Us Exhibitions and their role in the cultural cold war. London, 2008.
  • Pachmanová, M. Aktualita a věčnost. Praha, 2006.
  • Pachmanová, M. Aktuální tendence designu. Dějiny umění 12 - J.Pijoan. Praha, 2002.
  • Papanek, V. Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change. New York, 1971.
  • Pauly, J.; Koudelková, D. Design 1989-2000. Dějiny českého výtvarného umění VI/2, 1958/2000. Academia Praha, 2007.
  • Pelcl, J. Český design 1995-2000. Praha, 2001.
  • Pijoan, J. Dějiny umění 12. Praha, 2002.
  • Rileyová, N. Dějiny užitého umění. Praha, 2004.
  • Sparkeová, P. Století designu. Praha, 2002.
  • Ševčík, O. Problémy moderny a postmoderny. ČVUT Praha, 1993.
  • Venturi, R. Slořžitost a protiklad v architektuře (1966). Praha, 2003.

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 Curatorship Studies (A) Art and applied art 1 Winter