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Modern Art and Mass Culture, Spring 2012
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Modern Art and Mass Culture, Spring 2012

This class provides an introduction to modern art and theories of modernism ... (more)

This class provides an introduction to modern art and theories of modernism and postmodernism. It focuses on the way artists use the tension between fine art and mass culture to mobilize a critique of both. We will examine objects of visual art, including painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, prints, performance and video. These objects will be viewed in their interaction with advertising, caricature, comics, graffiti, television, fashion, folk art, and "primitive" art. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Caroline Jones
Nature and the Built Environment
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Nature and the Built Environment

This course explores the evolutionary roots of form and order in the ... (more)

This course explores the evolutionary roots of form and order in the built environment. While grounded in scientific evidence, a broad perspective of humanism is emphasized throughout, with discussions of how ideas, beliefs, experience, ideals, and human nature animate individuals and societies and thereby give form to the things they make. Readings begin with the idea of nature and how it is manifest in ancient cities, architecture, and other artifacts. This is then contrasted with today's built environment and our world of increasing economic and cultural globalization, the advent of mega-cities, and an impending worldwide scarcity of critical natural resources. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
University of Notre Dame
Provider Set:
Notre Dame Opencourseware
Author:
Norman Crowe
New Angles on Art
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New Angles on Art

Do art and math have anything in common? How do artists and ... (more)

Do art and math have anything in common? How do artists and architects use math to create their works? In these lessons, students will explore the intersection of math and art in the works of two artists and one architect for whom mathematical concepts (lines, angles, two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional polyhedra, fractions, ratios, and permutations) and geometric forms were fundamental. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Provider Set:
National Gallery of Art
OBBL Architecture Blocks
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OBBL Architecture Blocks

This interactive applet gives students the opportunity to compose architectural structures using ... (more)

This interactive applet gives students the opportunity to compose architectural structures using geometric and irregular elements. Learners must consider the effects of gravity and the methods of joining parts. Links to Help and Ideas sections are included. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
O'Neil Ford Interview
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O'Neil Ford Interview

'Design Archives' raw material on the architect O'Neil Ford, consisting of 4-hour ... (more)

'Design Archives' raw material on the architect O'Neil Ford, consisting of 4-hour interview on five videocassettes. One of the cassettes does not contain interview footage, but 29 raw, unedited minutes of exterior and interior shots of Ford's buildings. Tape 1 (57:00): Introduction by Lacy about Ford's background, contributions, and fame; educational background at International Correspondence School of Scranton, PA; first job experience; inspiration for being an architect; places/countries where he has designed buildings; reasons for his notoriety; dislike of "publicity for publicity's sake" in architecture; his "non-style" of architecture (use of crafts and honesty of materials); childhood experiences and family influences; influences of other architects on him; dislike of egoism in architecture; architects he's fond of; houses he designed in San Antonio; impressions of other architects; disdain for fashion in architecture; works between WWI and WWII; studies in Europe in 1930's; following of a traditional path in architecture; origins of his interest in historical preservation; works in Texas, Georgia, and D.C. in the 1930's; work under Lyndon B. Johnson on the LaVillita Project in the 1930's and his relationship with Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960's; relationship with politicians and governments regarding environmental issues. Tape 2 (58:00) (contains some audio problems): The journals he has kept for past 29 years; involvement in education -lecturer, professor at the University of Virginia and lecturer at Harvard; disappointment at high schools' inability to prepare students for college-level engineering and architecture; the need for schools to emphasize the arts; his architecture videos designed for children; fights with governments to preserve nature and parks; views on Pompidou Center in Paris; difficulty with designing new commissions and putting human qualities in buildings; distaste for modern materials; technology in architecture; necessary limitations and seriousness that should exist in architecture; disdain for egoism by young architects whose avant-garde designs are undertaken simply to gain fame; the learning process among architects at his office; treatment of interiors and landscapes as they relate to his firm's architectural plans; age vs. experience in architecture; value of design competitions. Tape 3 (59:00): Fame in and feelings for San Antonio; his knowledge of the city and its people; the need for restraint in architecture; dislike for over-ornamentation; contributions of Bauhaus on architecture; refutes Philip Johnson's idea of monumental architecture; brief views on architecture in London, Rome, Paris, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles; development along San Antonio's river; ugliness of U.S. suburbs; vulgarity of American architecture; ideas of Las Vegas and its architecture; influence of the advertising industry on architecture, especially the use of billboards; damage of parking lots and garages on cityscapes; active social life in downtown San Antonio; beauty of Paris, especially due to the Metro and the use of underground parking; livability of London; award ceremony in his honor in Waxahachie, Texas. Tape 4 (49:30): Business of architecture; how his firm gains clients (corporations, universities, museums, and hospitals); ideas on hospital design, based on his own stays in hospitals; ideas on airport design and university design; regional architecture and its relevance in today's age; the need to respect indigenous materials and characteristics; stresses common sense and simplicity in architecture; dislike of dogma; church design -its simplicities and complexities; disdain for modern architecture and architects who are "primadonnas' simple, sensitive arrangement of ancient buildings at the ruins of Mexican and Central American Indian cultures. Tape 5 (29:00)--MARKED "Reel 1--Building Footage" (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
WGBH Open Vault
Olympic Engineering
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Olympic Engineering

The lesson begins by introducing Olympics as the unit theme. The purpose ... (more)

The lesson begins by introducing Olympics as the unit theme. The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the techniques of engineering problem solving. Specific techniques covered in the lesson include brainstorming and the engineering design process. The importance of thinking out of the box is also stressed to show that while some tasks seem impossible, they can be done. This introduction includes a discussion of the engineering required to build grand, often complex, Olympic event centers. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Abigail Watrous
Denali Lander
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Katherine Beggs
Melissa Straten
TeachEngineering.org
Tod Sullivan
Ontwerpproject deel 2: stedenbouwkundig project
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Ontwerpproject deel 2: stedenbouwkundig project

De opgave voor het stedenbouwkundig ontwerp is een nieuw in te richten ... (more)

De opgave voor het stedenbouwkundig ontwerp is een nieuw in te richten locatie in Rotterdam Zuid met een programma van minimaal 200 woningen en andere bestemmingen, met daarin een nieuw te ontwerpen oever/kade /waterfront aan nieuw te ontwerpen of bestaand water. In het voorgaande kwartaal heeft de student alle elementen geleerd of onderzocht om zelfstandig een plan te maken voor een eigen gekozen locatie: - te herontwerpen havengebied (rand Waalhaven) - Charlois herstructuring in de vorm van meer water in de wijk en/of nieuwe rand aan het Zuiderpark - verdichting plan Wielewaal - stadsrand aan Zuidwijk nabij het Zuidelijk randpark - lege locaties aan de Linker Maasoever (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Case Study
Other
Provider:
TU Delft OpenCourseWare
Author:
Eveline Brandes
PBS Online NewsHour: Nanotechnology
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PBS Online NewsHour: Nanotechnology

In-depth coverage of the uses of nanotechnology, together with instructional materials. Includes ... (more)

In-depth coverage of the uses of nanotechnology, together with instructional materials. Includes a lesson plan on understanding nanoscale dimensions, a slide show, and Q-and-A with the creators of a museum exhibit aimed at explaining nanotechnology. Main story available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
NCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Author:
NewsHour wtih Jim Lehrer
The Perseus Digital Library

The Perseus Digital Library

Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and ... (more)

Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Our primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible. We anticipate that greater accessibility to the sources for the study of the humanities will strengthen the quality of questions, lead to new avenues of research, and connect more people through the connection of ideas. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Provider:
Tufts University
Provider Set:
Tufts University
The Perseus Digital Library

The Perseus Digital Library

Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and ... (more)

Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Our primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible. We anticipate that greater accessibility to the sources for the study of the humanities will strengthen the quality of questions, lead to new avenues of research, and connect more people through the connection of ideas. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
History, Law, Politics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Tufts University
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Tufts University
Photography and Related Media, Fall 2002
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Photography and Related Media, Fall 2002

Combines practical instruction, readings, lectures, and group discussions intended to foster an ... (more)

Combines practical instruction, readings, lectures, and group discussions intended to foster an aesthetic appreciation of photography and digital imaging, and a critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed. Practical instruction in basic black and white techniques, digital imaging, fundamentals of 35mm camera operation, studio lighting, film exposure and development, and darkroom printing. A student-initiated term project provides opportunity to develop technical and perception skills. Work is presented in a critical form throughout term. students. Subject combines practical instruction, readings, lectures, field trips, visiting artists, group discussions, and individual reviews. Fosters a critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed. Student-initiated term project at the core of exploration. Special consideration given to the relationship of space and the photographic image. Practical instruction in basic black and white techniques, digital imaging, fundamentals of camera operation, lighting, film exposure, development, and printing. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Leist, Reiner
The Poetry of Architecture (Advanced Level)
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The Poetry of Architecture (Advanced Level)

Students will examine architectural structures in paintings and how they are used, ... (more)

Students will examine architectural structures in paintings and how they are used, also considering the art elements, composition, emphasis, color, and light. They will also study the relationship between the built environment and nature in the paintings. Students then complete activities in which they select words and phrases to describe a painting's mood and write related poetry. Then they create drawings and write related poetry. As an optional activity, students may construct their own "camera obscura" and create a drawing. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and Development, Spring 2001
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Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and Development, Spring 2001

This workshop provides an introduction to urban environmental design and explores the ... (more)

This workshop provides an introduction to urban environmental design and explores the potential of information technology and the Internet to transform public education, city design, and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. Integration of comprehensive ("top-down") and grassroots ("bottom-up") approaches to design and planning is a major theme. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Spirn, Anne Whiston
The Production of Space: Art, Architecture and Urbanism in Dialogue, Fall 2006
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The Production of Space: Art, Architecture and Urbanism in Dialogue, Fall 2006

Subject engages a dialogue with architecture and urbanism from the perspective of ... (more)

Subject engages a dialogue with architecture and urbanism from the perspective of the visual artist. Ideas investigated thematically from early modernist practices to the most recent examples of contemporary production. Art making as an adjunct to the design process is challenged by both synthetic and critical models of production. Visual art practice is examined as a conceptual prologue to architectural and urbanistic thinking, as an integrated part of the design process, and as a critical epilogue. Lectures and discussions lead to the development of realized projects to be coordinated with architectural studio. This seminar engages in the notion of space from various points of departure. The goal is first of all to engage in the term and secondly to examine possibilities of art, architecture within urban settings in order to produce what is your interpretation of space. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bauer, Ute Meta
Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures, Fall 2002
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Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures, Fall 2002

Introduces the history of Islamic cultures through their most vibrant material signs: ... (more)

Introduces the history of Islamic cultures through their most vibrant material signs: the religious architecture that spans fourteen centuries and three continents -- Asia, Africa, and Europe. Studies a number of representative examples from the House of the Prophet to the present in conjunction with their social, political, and intellectual environments. Presents Islamic architecture both as a full-fledged historical tradition and as a dynamic and interactive cultural catalyst that influenced and was influenced by the civilizations with which it came in contact. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rabbat, Nasser O.
Research Topics in Architecture: Citizen-Centered Design of Open Governance Systems, Fall 2002
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Research Topics in Architecture: Citizen-Centered Design of Open Governance Systems, Fall 2002

In this seminar, students will design and perfect a digital environment to ... (more)

In this seminar, students will design and perfect a digital environment to house the activities of large-scale organizations of people making bottom-up decisions, such as with citizen-government affairs, voting corporate shareholders or voting members of global non-profits and labor unions. A working Open Source prototype created last semester will be used as the starting point, featuring collaborative filtering and electronic agent technology pioneered at the Media Lab. This course focuses on development of online spaces as part of an interdependent human environment, including physical architectures, mapped work processes and social/political dimensions. A cross-disciplinary approach will be taken; students with background in architecture, urban planning, law, cognition, business, digital media and computer science are encouraged to participate. No prior technical knowledge is necessary, though a rudimentary understanding of web page creation is helpful. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mitchell, William John