Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
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This unit considers the various strands of European modernism and their legacy in relation to the design disciplines. Key avant-garde movements and practices are studied, with particular consideration given to their ideological, political and cultural contexts and motives. The critical and utopian tendencies of twentieth-century avant-garde practices are considered in terms of their lasting implications for the social role of design. Students will continue to develop a range of approaches to understanding works of design and related issues, while also refining the broader critical and analytical skills necessary to their disciplines.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Short essay (1500 words): 30%
Long essay (2500 words) including class presentation: 70%
One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour tutorial plus 9 independent study hours per week.
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