Salvador Dali the Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory

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FFD 122: History of Art and Design 2, Spring 2010



One of the aims of History of Art and Design is to develop a historical and critical sensibility about artistic and cultural production.

To test this ability, you will prepare a research paper about an object of art or design of your choice, based on the “Five Contexts of Art and Design” topics of this semester: MAKING, STYLE, IDEOLOGY, USE and MEANING.


Your chosen artwork/design CAN NOT be from an artist or an example that has been discussed in class. Check the course syllabus for a list of all works that are in the lectures. You are advised to choose a well-known work of a famous artist/designer so that you can easily find sources related to that work.

You are discussing your chosen object, NOT its photograph. Do not talk about your object’s image but its ACTUAL three-dimensional reality, as much as you can understand it.

Keep in mind the sub-themes for each of the themes of the semester because you will write about ONE sub-theme from each theme.

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| |MATERIALS: How the choice of materials made by the artist or designer influences the form of the end |
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|MAKING: |TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES: How the tools and techniques used by the artist or designer influences the form of the|
|how objects |end product. |
|are produced |PROCESS: How the design process used by the…...

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