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Week 2 -
Proto Modernism

Week 3 -
Modernism and Fine Art Movements

Week 4 -
Utopian Visions

Week 5 -
The Bauhaus

Week 6 -
The Material Culture and Consumerism

Week 7 -
The Design Profession

Week 8 -
Corporate Design

Week 9 -
Term 1 Review

Week 10 -
Written Test

Mid Semester Break

Week 11 -
National Identity in Design

Week 12 -
Design and Reconstruction

Week 13 -
Humanist Design

Week 14 -
Non Contact Week

Week 15 -
Mid Century Modern - Written Assignment Due

Week 16 -
Women and Design

Week 17 -
High Tech Architecture
& Contemporary Modernism

Week 18 -
Term 2 Review

Week 19 -
Written Test

Week 4 - Utopian Visions

I won't be there for the Tutorial, but there will be some very informative & interesting videos being shown while I'm away:

Watched videos:

Le Corbusier - Villa La Roche, 1925 (24 mins)


Curzio Malaparte - Casa Malaparte, Capri 1940 (10 mins)


Frank Lloyd Wright - the Robie House, Chicago 1909 (24 mins)



The utopian ideals expressed in archival films of the World's Trade Fair are definitely worth watching:

Archive.org - World's Trade Fair, NY 1939

Images of the Fair's posters can been seen at: http://www.modernism.com

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