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GDES-230 Graphic Design History: Visual Culture, Commerce, and Propaganda FA1 (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Graphic images have been used from prehistory to the computer age. A lecture-discussion format presents the historical context for the graphic arts of calligraphy, typography, book design, diagramming, and illustration. Emphasis on the relationship of these applied arts to the fine arts, technology, and social history, as well as the application of this visual language to contemporary design problems. Usually offered every term.