Overview of schedule for History of Graphic Art
Fall 2012
....... Fridays
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Week 1: Aug. 31 Meet In Class
Introductions and Overview
to Graphic Design History
(see lectures)

Read:
Gutenberg to OpenType Book (pages 16-79)

Read: (Meggs Book)
Chapter 5: Printing Comes to Europe

Chapter 6: The German Illustrated Book
 

Due in Next Week-
Synopsis 1: Gutenberg to OpenType -- Pages 16-79

(Note: Only the first 2 weeks we meet in class. After that, we meet every other week online and every other week in class)

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Week 2:
Sept. 7 Meet In Class
Origins of Print & Typography
(see lectures)

Due Synopsis 1: on Gutenberg to OpenType -- Pages 16-79

Read: (Meggs Book)
Chapter 5: Printing Comes to Europe

Chapter 6: The German Illustrated Book
 

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Week 3:
Sept. 14
Meet Online
(see lectures for what you need to do)

Due Synopsis 2: Chapter 5 & 6

Read: (Meggs Book)
Chapter 7: Renaissance Graphic Design
Chapter 8: An Epoch of Typographic Genius  

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Week 4:
Sept. 21 Meet In Class
Publication Design History
(see lectures)

Due
Synopsis 3: Chapter 7 & 8

Read: (Meggs Book)
Chapter 9: Industrial Revolution
Chapter 10: Arts and Crafts Movement

Reminder:
Due next week:
Critical Review #1

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Week 5:
Sept. 28 Meet Online
(see lectures for what you need to do)

Due
Synopsis 4: Chapter 9 & 10

Due
Critical Review #1 : Compare 2 Type designers and their work.
(Remember: type designers must be from different time periods and the type they design must be very different in style.)

Read:
From Gutenberg to OpenType -- Pages 90-161


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Week 6:
Oct. 5 Meet In Class
Overview of the Graphic Design Movements of the 20th Century (Part 1)
(see lectures)


Due
Synopsis 5: Gutenberg to OpenType -- page 90-161

Read: (Meggs Book)
Chapter 14: Pictorial Modernism 

Substitute Instructor: Behnoush McKay, MFA Graphic Design CSUN
will be taking over the class till Nov. 9th.

Dr. DiMarco will return on Nov. 16th.


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Week 7:
Oct. 12 Meet Online
(see lectures for what you need to do)

Due
Synopsis 6: Chapter 14

Read: (Meggs Book)
Chapter 11: Art Nouveau
Chapter 12: The Genesis of 20th Century Design


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Week 8:
Oct. 19 Meet In Class
Overview of the Graphic Design Movements of the 20th Century (Part 2)
(see lectures)

Due
Synopsis 7: Chapter 11 & 12

Read: (Meggs Book)
Chapter 13: Influence of Modern Art  
Chapter 15: New Language of form    



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Week 9:
Oct. 26 Meet Online

(see lectures for what you need to do)

Due Synopsis 8: Chapter 13 & Chapter 15

Read: (Meggs Book)
Chapter 16: Bauhaus
Chapter 18: International Typographic Style

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Week 10:
Nov. 2 Meet In Class
Postmodern to contemporary
(see lectures)


Due
Synopsis 9: Chapter 16 & Chapter 18

Read: (Meggs Book)
Chapter 17: Modern American Movement
Chapter 19: New York School

Reminder:
Due next week:
Critical Review #2

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Week 11:
Nov. 9 Meet Online
(see lectures for what you need to do)

Due
Synopsis 10: Chapter 17 & 19

Due
Critical Review #2 : Compare 2 graphic artists and their work
(Remember: This paper is a comparison of the similarities in the work of two designers from different time periods. The style should be similar in look and form.)

Read: (Meggs Book)
Chapter 21: Conceptual Image  
Chapter 22: Postmodern design

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Week 12: Nov. 12 Meet In Class
(see lectures)

TBA

Due Synopsis 11: Chapters 21 & 23

Read: (Meggs Book)
Chapter 24: Digital Revolution


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Week 13:
Nov. 23 ---- NO class Thanksgiving Holiday.

 

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Week 14: Nov. 30 Meet Online
(see lectures for what you need to do)

Due
Synopsis 12: Chapter 24

Reminder:

Due 2 in weeks- next class:
Critical Review #3: Poster or Paper

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Week 15: Dec. 7 Meet In Class
(see lectures)


Motion Graphics
Exam review

Due
Critical Review #3: Poster or Paper
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Final Exam:
Must complete exam online.

Take online.

Exam is schedule for Friday, December 14th. However you can take the exam anytime between Dec. 12th to Dec. 17th.

The exam must be taken in one sitting.....so you must have a good internet connection. (exam is open for 3 hours only) Once you login to the exam the clock is ticking and you only have 180 minutes to take it.

Remember: prepare your notes a head of time. Do not waste the time searching the internet for your answers. Have everything infront of you. Put posted on your text book. Print out the study guide.


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