Course syllabus SNA - Stylish Furniture (FFWT - SS 2019/2020)

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Course code: SNA
Course title in language of instruction: Stylový nábytek
Course title in Czech: Stylish Furniture
Course title in English: Stylish Furniture
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 10/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. arch. Ludvika Kanická, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: Design, History and Trends
Aims of the course:
Lectures are aimed on furniture development from ancient era to beginning of 20th century. Ancient era and medieval era are presented mostly generally, higher attention is applied to historical eras of renaisssance, baroque, rococo and klassicism. The change of furniture in each style period are percieved in connection with social live and architecture, which effected furniture accidence the whole centuries.

Explanation furniture history is based on clarification typological changes: in the medieval era is trendsettin piece chest, in renaissance era is the developlment demonstrated on examples chest a first types of box furniture - cabinet and cupboard, in baroque era is shown on examples of secretaire, cabinet or commode. In later eras end of 18th and 19th century is attention focussedon change in sitting furniture.

In separate chapter are reminded the beginnings of industrial furniture production in connection with personality of Michael Thonet and his factories for production bended furniture in Moravia territory.

Special attention is devote to brak of 19th and 20th century, signification english movement Arts and Crafts and Vienesse secession decorative style and the role of architects in position of furniture designer. The accent is given also on influence of czech cubism in world context and the moving in furniture design in context of introduction of steel tube into furniture mass-production.

In each style perion are emphasized typological, shape, material differences distinguished furniture in separate european countries and technological differences, incorporation of the mobiliary into interior, the impression of leading creators on general development are hihglighted.

The aim is to influence creative thinking of students in the way, that will purposefully become conscious dependence between "furniture style" and social (spciologic) both technological situation in the period, when the "style" was risen.

The aim is also to introduce students to historical facts of furniture development as an possible inspiration for contemporary work.
Course contents:
1.Introduction, ancien times, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, ancient Rome (allowance 2/0)
2.Romanesque period, medieval ere, gothic ere, renaisssance (allowance 2/0)
3.Baroque (allowance 2/0)
4.Rococo (allowance 2/0)
5.Classicism, empire (allowance 2/0)
6.Biedermeier, Thonet (allowance 2/0)
7.Historism, Arts and Crafts, secession (allowance 2/0)
8.De Stijl, Vienesse secession, cubism, art-déco, rondcubism (allowance 2/0)
9.Bauhaus, functionalism, I. republic (allowance 2/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to comment on performance of others and to self-reflect
-Ability to solve problems
-Ability to work independently
-Basic computing skills
-Capacity to learn
-Professional knowledge
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Evaluate the quality of living
-Inspiration in history
-Orientation in the design of furniture
-Orientation in the issue of Furniture

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h0 h
     seminar0 h10 h
     preparation for exam30 h74 h
     preparation for regular testing20 h0 h
     preparation of presentation6 h0 h
Total84 h84 h
Assessment methods:
Written work, presentation contemporary furniture object inspired by style period, verbal examination: 3 of 100 questions, 60% answers are sufficient
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQBRUNECKÝ, P.Historický vývoj nábytkuBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita199380-7157-093-1
RQADLEROVÁ, A.České užité umění 1918 -1938PrahaOdeon1983
RQCIMBUREK, F.Dějiny nábytkového umění I-IIBrnoRovnost1948
RQCIMBUREK, F.Dějiny nábytkového umění IIIBrnoRovnost1950
RQNábytkové umění: vybrané kapitoly z historiePrahaGrada Publishing200080-7169-655-2
RQTOGNER, M.Historický nábytek: Terminologický slovník historického nábytku od gotiky po poč. XX. stoletíPrahaDatel - Radim Výrubek199380-901961-2-8
RQDějiny nábytkového umění IV.PrahaArgo200180-7203-339-5
RQNábytek - EncyklopediePrahaSvojtka200080-7237-038-3
REČeský kubismus. Architektura a design 1910 - 1925 (kat. výst. UPM Praha), Weil am Rhein 1991
REPrincip Thonet (kat. výst. UPM Praha, MG Brno), Norimberk 1989


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