History of Arts and Communication

Design and Graphic Arts
4 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 45,0 T + 3,0 O

Lecturer
- Maria Madalena Giraldes Barba Pessoa Jorge Oudinot Larcher
- Maria João Bom Mendes dos Santos

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
1.become acquainted with the broad lines of design history in graphic arts including the key developments in art and communication and the various forms of graphic illustration;
2.get familiar with the major phases of the history of book;
3.Methodological aspects for preparation of a monograph

Program
1. Preliminaries: Communication, Language (and Languages), Symbols 2. Graphic verbal language: written and non-written 3. Art in graphic arts: general aspects; Art in time; The various forms of graphic arts (Illuminated manuscripts, Etchings, Photographs) 4. The history of book: in Antiquity; in the Middle Ages; from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century (from print revolution to Enlightenment); 5. Methodological guidelines for the preparation of the monograph.

Evaluation Methodology
Students must sit a written test and write a monograph (each contributing 50% of the final grade). An average mark of 10/20 exempts students from end-of-term exam. The monograph work should conform to the guidelines provided in class and to a specif

Bibliography
- BACKHOUSE, J. (1979). The Illuminated Manuscript. (Vol. 1). Singapura: Hardback BOOK
- BOLOGNA, G. (2000). Illuminated Manuscripts, The Book Before Gutenberg. (Vol. 1). Milão: London : Thames and Hudson
- Svend, D. (1994). Historia del Libro. Madrid: Alianza Editorial
- FEBVRE, L. (2000). O Aparecimento do Livro. Lisboa: Fundação Gulbenkian

Method of interaction
1. Theoretical lectures supported by audiovisual resources;
2. Practical lessons dealing with methodological issues. Individual support for the preparation of the monograph.

Software used in class
Not applicable.