History of Communication Arts

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

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

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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.

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 carry out a written assessment and a monographic work (worth 50%), and may exempt each of the exam if they get an average of 10. The work should be integrated in proposals made in class and follow a calendar in your steps.
At the time of examination, there will be no requirement for presentation of work, corresponding to final note to the note of the examination; safeguards, however, for students who did the job, making the average with the same if the result the benefit (worth, in this case, 50% each).

- 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. More theoretical lessons, accompanied by projection of text and images that students must interpret;
2. more practical lessons, with methodological indications for the monographic work, which will be accompanied individually.

Software used in class
Not applicable.