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HISTORY & CULTURE OF DESIGN

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Academic year
2022/2023
Teacher
ELISABETTA TRINCHERINI
Credits
6
Didactic period
Secondo Semestre
SSD
ICAR/18

Training objectives

The course of History and Culture of Design aim to develop knowledge on the historical processes that, during the twentieth century, gave rise to the genesis and growth of the culture of design in the field of production of industrial artefacts, in Italy and in international places.
Wide attention will be dedicated to the protagonists, the most significant schools, the role played by industry, technological innovations and distribution.
The theories and methodologies underlying the conception of products and the relationship between design and society will be highlighted.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of the history of the twentieth century

Course programme

Il corso si articola in lezioni frontali ed esercitazioni.
Le lezioni frontali riguarderanno i seguenti temi:
_il rapporto tra il design e le arti
_il rapporto tra il design e la tecnica
_la relazione tra design e avanguadie storiche (Bauhaus)
_il design in Europa e in Italia tra le due guerre
_il design in America
_il fenomeno del design organico tra Europa e America
_il design italiano degli anni '50 e '60
_i fenomeni del pop-radidical design
_i maestri del design italiano
_le ultime tendenze nel design contemporaneo
Le esercitazioni riguarderanno i metodi di ricerca e scrittura storico-critica attraverso la creazione di un numero zero di una rivista di design

Didactic methods

Lectures, workshop and exercises

Learning assessment procedures

The exam evaluation may include an intermediate written test and a final interview, through which students will have to demonstrate that they have acquired a knowledge of topics and issues addressed in the classroom and in the reference texts indicated, to be able to historically place and contextualize artefacts and phenomena of design culture.

Reference texts

Basic books:
Dardi, Domitilla e Vanni Pasca, Manuale di Storia del design, Silvana Editoriale, Milano 2019;
Maldonado, Tòmas, Disegno Industriale, un riesame, Feltrinelli, Milano 1999 (1976);
Vercelloni, Matteo, Breve storia del design italiano, Carrocci, Roma 2008;
Vitta, Maurizio, Il progetto della bellezza, Einaudi, Torino 2002;

Other books:
Castelnuovo, Enrico (a cura di), Storia del disegno industriale, 3 voll., Electa, Milano 1989-1991;
Chigiotti, Giuseppe, Design. Una storia, Franco Angeli, Milano 2010;
Heskett, John, Industrial design, Rusconi, Milano 1990;
Morteo, Enrico, Grande atlante del design, dal 1850 a oggi, Electa, Milano 2008;