This course consists of two parts. In the first part the instructor introduces theory and history of modern design. In the second part students will learn history and problem of relationship between art and society.
This course aims to understand history and various theories of the plastic arts. In the end of this course students will learn a critical way of thinking about modern art and design.
At the end of this course students will:
・ obtain knowledge about modern art and design.
・ be familiar with basic concepts for understanding the plastic arts.
・ explain and comment on works of the plastic arts.
modern art, contemporary art, art criticism, design
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In the first part the instructor give lectures by explaining history and theory of modern design. Students will be requested to write short comments. After the lecture, the instructor will give a review of them and all participants will have a further discussion referring them. Presentation and text reading are also planned.
In the second part students will appreciate modern art in various ways. At the end of course students will design a workshop to appreciate works of art in a group.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction||Examining modern design.|
|Class 2||Arts and Crafts||Examining Arts and Crafts.|
|Class 3||Art Nouveau and World Exhibition||Examining Art Nouveau|
|Class 4||Bauhaus and Modernization in German||Examining Bauhaus.|
|Class 5||Revolution and Russian Constructivism||Examining Constructivism.|
|Class 6||De Stijl : Integrating painting, design and architecture||Examining De Stjle|
|Class 7||Eams and American Design||Examining American design|
|Class 8||Presentation and Discussion||Students give presentations about modern art.|
|Class 9||Introduction||Explain the difference between art and design|
|Class 10||Lecture: Japanese Contemporary Art in 1960||Explain the cultural situation of Japanese in 1960|
|Class 11||Lecture: Expo '70||Explain the points of discussion concerning Expo' 70|
|Class 12||Lecture: Japanese Contemporary Art in 1970||Explain the cultural situation of Japanese in 1970|
|Class 13||Critical reading and Presentation（１）||Make a presentation about your research|
|Class 14||Critical reading and Presentation（２）||Make a presentation about your research|
|Class 15||Critical reading and Presentation（２）||Make a presentation about your research|
Related books and articles will be referred as necessary.
Class participation: 50%, Final paper: 50%
Familiar to fundamental knowledge of the plastic arts.