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  • Perfected For His Use In Poster Design
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    Cigarette Job - Alphonse Marie Mucha The purpose of this Essay is to discuss an example of design from the late 1800's, I will relate it to the social, economic, technical and cultural context of that time... I intend on delivering details of the artist and his life experiences as well as his style and possible interests. I will also evaluate the subject with my own opinion, likes and dislikes, with comparisons of work and artists from within that period up to the present date The design I have ...
  • Landscape Architect And Her Design
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    This paper will focus on one specific design of a landscape architect, architect, planner, object maker, interior designer, and an environmental artist. Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect and her design is the Federal Courthouse Plaza in Minneapolis. It shows a transition in the field towards artistic expression, which has created much controversy. The architect is Peter Eisenman and he has done the same in his work for the Wexner Center of visual arts at Ohio State University, Columbus. H...
  • Known Art Nouveau Designer
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    Packaging Essay Packaging has grown greatly in response to commercial demand. Originally intended to protect products it is today much more elaborate and developed than at any other time in history. Today we have advanced transportation and distribution methods. We rely on packaging to bring goods safely from A to B, their point of manufacture to where they are put on display and sold. Primarily a package is supposed to contain and protect a product through the transportation process and its she...
  • Style Of Art From The 20th Century
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    The contemporary commercial art and design of today has no doubt been created through the heavy influences of 20th century art. Most corporations who advertise on a large scale look back to the most influential art of the past century when creating their ads. It's almost impossible to walk the city streets without being bombarded by billboards with crafty designs and catchy phrases. With a little research though, it's fairly easy to find that the basis of this commercial art can be found in the ...
  • Career In Fashion Design
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    A Career in Fashion Design The fashion design career, has recently emerged as one of the most popular and competitive among young people. Those who actually succeed in design have a very individualistic personal style and don't follow trends set by others. Having fashion design as your profession sometimes allows you to meet glamorous people. It can also put you in charge of what is in and out when it comes to clothing through ramp shows and fashion write-ups. Most designers have a great social ...
  • Piece Of Art
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    The Madina Collection of Islamic Art at the LACMA Introduction The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced recently that it had acquired "the remarkable Madina Collection of Islamic art. The collection contains works of various media dating from the late 7th through 19th centuries from the vast areas that comprise the Islamic world, from Southern Spain to Central Asia" (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2005). While the museum already had quite an extensive collection of Islamic art, ...
  • Mucha's Art
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    Alphonse Mucha Alphonse Mucha was born in 1860 at Ivancice in Southern Moravia, Czechoslovakia. He lived in Paris from 1887 on, that is where most of his work was recognized as an illustrator. Mucha's major breakthrough in the world of art and international fame was in 1984 with his poster of the actress, Sarah Bernhardt. Mucha used her on numerous posters. Alphonse Mucha was known for his posters and art work of women, and commercial posters (with women). His work was always precise and always ...
  • Reminiscent Of Mackintosh's High Backed Chairs
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    For my Investigation into chair designs I choose to investigate how simplistic and basic the chairs have become. From Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who was renowned for his style and applied decoration to Philippe Stark who has taken simplistic to another level. I have investigated how the designers have used applied decoration to enhance the look of their chair, to how functional the pieces are (or in some cases un-functional! ). HIGH BACKED CHAIR - CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH - 1902 Mackintosh prod...
  • Critical And Contextual Studies In Art
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    Teaching critical and contextual studies in Art, Craft and Design. ' Critical studies is now an accepted abbreviated term for those parts of the art and design curriculum that embrace art history, aesthetic theories and the social, economical, political, religious and numerous other contexts within which the practice of art and design, exists, develops and fulfils its purposes. ' (Thistlewood, 1989. pg v.) Although critical and contextual studies has it's own place, referred to as 'understanding...
  • Design For Use
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    O The distinction between 'Craft' and 'Design' can be at times problematic explain what you understand these terms to mean, and illustrate their application in relationship to the work of one practitioner. The definition for craft is, the making of decorative or functional objects, generally by hand. Hand and power tools may be used, however, in making some craft items. The term crafts also refers to the objects made. The function of crafts is generally concerned with crafts as creative hobbies,...
  • Japanese Art Design In Military Posters
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    ART AND ADVERTISING There is a distinct connection between art and advertising. There are three major visual arts, sculpture, painting, and architecture. Of these three arts, very effective advertising is made possible by sculpture and painting. A formal definition of art is For a work of art is the definition in comprehensible form of essential truth as the artist becomes aware of it in experience. A relationship arises between a work of art and the observer that is complex, intangible, and und...
  • Graphic Design
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    Graphic design was changed forever during the period of quickly evolving computer technology in the last quarter of this century. This time period, which came to be known as the "Digital Revolution", was originally opposed by many designers. However, after numerous developments in technology, the opposition died down. Computers were here to stay, and many designers embraced the changes. The entire design industry was about to be revolutionized. The revolution was foretold by the introduction of ...
  • Art And Design And Craft And Design
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    I have always been interested in the visual elements of communication through computing and especially drawing skills. After studying Graphic Communication at standard grade and higher level, my love for design grew and chose to go further into design taking up Art and Design and Craft and Design. I have chosen to apply for this course because I feel that it would be challenging and stimulating and would increase my knowledge and skills in the visual industry of graphics and multimedia. Furtherm...
  • Visual Arts
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    Visual arts is found in about every marketing device. My topic is fashion. Fashion is an extraordinary marketing device, people are always into fashion; so the entire fashion industry will most likely never go out of business. Secondly fashion is a medium to visual arts. The designers use their talent and their vision to produce some of the vividly brilliant clothes seen in malls and on the streets. One designer that attracted me is called Davoucci. Davoucci is an Italian clothing designer that ...
  • Graphic Design And Animation Careers
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    Art and design make up a huge part of our culture. Every day thousands of commercials are aired, thousands of billboards are viewed, and millions of people are affected by some form of art. Art is everything. Whether it is a painting to or cartoon, Americans are constantly faced with art. Coming out of college with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts and a major in graphic design, will give me a wide range of opportunities for jobs. This major covers studio art classes, like drawing and painting, and also...
  • Art Deco Art Deco Design
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    Art Deco Art Deco design represented modernism turned into fashion. Its products included both individually crafted luxury items and mass-produced wares, but, in either case, the intention was to create a sleek and anti traditional elegance that symbolized wealth and sophistication. The distinguishing features of the style are simple, clean shapes, often with a "streamlined" look; ornament that is geometric or stylized from representational forms; and unusually varied, often expensive materials,...
  • Important Celtic Art Form
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    Celtic Art Of The Middle Ages The style of ornamentation came about by medieval tribes in central Europe. Archaic examples date from around 450 BC: masks and brooches in bronze work with gradually more sophisticated geometric patterns, animal and floral motifs, and in time, realistic human- head designs. The most intricate jewelry, decorated swords, and scabbards. In Britain, Celtic craftsmanship flourished all over the Roman livelihood, producing work in gold and silver, shields of inlaid ename...
  • Issey Miyake The Japanese Fashion Designer Desires
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    I observe that Issey Miyake the Japanese fashion designer desires not so much to transgress boundaries in his clothing design as to maintain them as transparent walls. An Issey Miyake design is neither wholly Eastern nor Western; his garments seem to simultaneously inhabit different temporal and geographic spaces. A piece (for Miyake's clothing begs one to refer to them as art pieces) may look futuristic, but it is also rooted in the ancient feudal tradition of Japan's samurai warriors. Born in ...
  • Name Of Le Corbusier
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    Architect, painter and designer; Le Corbusier took on several titles. Art influenced the life and career of Le Corbusier greatly, and he influenced the world of art as well. He also played a major role in the development in architecture. Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, who later took on the name of Le Corbusier, was born in 1887 at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. As the son of an engraver, he had been interested in art from an early age. In 1901, he started to attend his native art school. In 1902 he...
  • Modern Approach To The Design
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    Introduction The architectural movements of the twentieth century have produced numerous landmark building of immense historical significance. Modernism has become a term that requires definition, in architecture and other disciplines. "Bauhaus modernism" is characterized in terms of period, location, ideas, and formal considerations. The contribution of Modernism and modern deign would traced back to The Bauhaus and its founder Walter Gropius. Apart from the central iconic buildings, there has ...

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