Ontario College of Art & Design

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VISD 4B23
The Classical Tradition and its Legacies (NOT OFFERED IN FALL/WINTER 2011-12)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
(NOT OFFERED IN FALL/WINTER 2011-12)
This course examines the role of the classical tradition in Western design and culture from the Renaissance to the present. Considering classicism as a structure open to interpretation and innovation rather than as a fixed tradition, we will critically examine the legacy of classical forms and ideas on the past five centuries of cultural and artistic development. Our primary focus will be on architecture and graphic design, but we will also consider the impact of classicism on modern philosophy, literature, and the fine arts. Our study of visual works will be supported by the reading of primary and secondary texts.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ACAD 2B21, ACAD 3B29, VISC 2B21 or VISC 4B23 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Year level change 2010-11

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated May 31, 2011 - 11:41 AM