73456 - History of Industrial Design T-I

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students will have enhanced their cultural equipment for a critical analysis of philosophical reflection on things and objects, starting from the basic elements of contemporary aesthetic and from its historical background, with attention being given to some of the thematic areas to which it applies (design, cinema, communication, fashion, urban culture, and so on).

Course contents

he integrated course History and aesthetics of the industrial product (12 CFU, 120 hours) is composed of the course History of industrial design TI - formed by two modules (the characterizing module 1, 3 CFU, 30 hours, and the module 2, 3 CFU, 30 hours) - and from the course of Aesthetics T - formed by two modules (the characterizing module 1, 3 CFU, 30 hours, and the module 2, 3 CFU, 30 hours).

The course in History of Industrial Design is about the reaction of artistic and architectonic culture to industrial revolution and metropolis with a focus on industrial design between half of the 19th century and the Thirties of 20th century.

The module held by Professor Giovanni Leoni is structured in a series of lectures.

The module held by Professor Ascari is structured as an exercise 

 

Module Prof. Giovanni Leoni

The origins of design: themes and practices

Artist, architect, craftman

Ornament and truth

Metropolis

Home

Body

 

Module Prof. Ascari

Signs (calligraphy\text, image\composition).

Narrative structures (Montage and sequence for the storytelling of the object)

Narrative structures (Reading the notebook as a story)

The life of things (Instruction booklet and working)

The life of things (Store, Destroy, Reuse)

Reaction to the objects (History, emotion and advertising)

Readings/Bibliography

At the end of each lesson students will find on e-learning platform the related educational supports with a specific bibliography and lecture notes.

Mandatory general bibliography: 

Renato De Fusco, Storia del design, Bari: Laterza, 1985 (e edizioni successive).

Tomás Maldonado, Disegno industriale: un riesame, Feltrinelli, Milano 1999 (I ed. 1976)

Maurizio Vitta, Le voci delle cose, Einaudi, Torino 2016

Teaching methods

The course comprises 60 hours of lessons (30 hours each module).The course is introductory to discipline based on lessons and discussions on the themes presented and implies presence and active participation by students.

Assessment methods

The integrated course History and Aesthetics of the industrial product (12 CFU, 120 hours) is composed of the course History of industrial design TI - formed by two modules (the characterizing module 1, 3 CFU, 30 hours, and the module 2, 3 CFU, 30 hours) - and from the course of Aesthetic T - formed by two modules (the characterizing module 1, 3 CFU, 30 hours, and the module 2, 3 CFU, 30 hours).

The examination of the integrated course History and aesthetics of the industrial product includes the verification of the learning of the contents of all teachings and modules that make up the integrated course and takes place in a single exam.

Oral examination. Short texts written or discussed by students are welcome.

The single exam is split in two parts: Aesthetics for Design and History of Design. There will be only one mark as the two courses are integrated in the course named History and Aesthetics of the industrial product.

In order to take the exam, the students need a positive mark in the individual class exercise held by Prof. Ascari.

The exam is an interview about the themes discussed in the class. The discussion will be based on lecture notes that the student will find on the e-learning platform and bibliography.

Teaching tools

The bibliographies specific to the different parts of the course will be analyzed and acquired during the various lessons, starting with the tools available in the texts indicated in the program. The teaching material presented during the lessons is made available to the student in paper or electronic format via the internet, also following the access restrictions, according to the modalities that will be indicated at the beginning of the course.

Office hours

See the website of Giovanni Leoni

See the website of Stefano Ascari