11 lectures from Artem Dezhurko for designers
In the course of his lectures, journalist Artem Dezhurko talks about various aspects of design, its manifestations at different times in different countries and its application in life.
These lectures will be useful for both novice designers and experienced creators – to broaden their horizons, replenish their knowledge base, learn something new about foreign design.
Stories before design
Topic of the meeting: stories that happened before the advent of design. Program: arts and crafts in Great Britain in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Owen Jones and Henry Cole. The Crystal Palace and the founding of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Arts and Crafts Movement. William Morris, Charles Voysey, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Hermann Mutesius and the German Werkbund. Peter Behrens and the role of his workshop in the education of the first generation of modernist architects. Works by Peter Behrens for AEG.
The history of the Bauhaus workshop
Topic of the meeting: history of the Bauhaus workshop. Program: history of the Bauhaus. Campus in Dessau, Weissenhof. The history of the bent tube chair.
Bauhaus circle designers: Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Josef Hartwig, Peter Köhler, Marianne Brandt, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Christian Dell. The Bauhaus Guru on the Run: The Story of the English Firm Isocon, Mies, Gropius and Breuer in the States.
On the hotbeds of avant-garde design in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s
Topic of the meeting: Europe of the 20s and 30s.
Program: VKHUTEMAS. Eileen Gray. Le Corbusier and the designers of his circle: Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perian, Jean Prouvet. Frankfurt cuisine. De Stijl. Alvar Aalto.
About American designers of the 20s-30s
The 4th story will take listeners from Europe to America.
Topic of the meeting: Norman Bel Geddes, Walter Dorwin Teague, Henry Dreyfus, Raymond Lowy; Gilbert Rohde, Russell Wright, several local designers: John Gordon Reed and Harold van Doren, Donald Deskey, Greta von Nessen, Kem Weber, Clifford Brooks Stevens.
Stories about American designers from the 40s and 50s
The fifth story continues the story of American designers.
Topic of the meeting: Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen and Cranbrook Academy of Art, his students: Charles & Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Eero Saarinen. Knoll and Herman Miller. George Nelson. Harry Bertoia. Isamu Noguchi.
20th century Italian design
The sixth story will take listeners from America to Italy.
Topic of the meeting: Olivetti and Marcello Nizzoli. Gio Ponti. Castiglioni brothers. ADI and Compasso d’Oro. Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper. Enzo Mari Mid-20th century German and Swedish design Max Bill and Ulm School of Design Dieter Rams and Braun Jacob Jensen and Bang & Olufsen
Stories about the humble artisans of the European north
The seventh story will take listeners from Italy to Denmark, Holland and Finland.
Topic of the meeting: Denmark: Arne Emil Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Jens Quistgaard, Arne Vodder, Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgards-Nielsen, Arne Hovmand-Olsen. Finland: Antti Nurmesniemi. Holland: Ses Brakmann, Friso Kramer, Wim Rietveld.
The best cars in the history of mankind
The eighth story is about automotive design.
Topic of the meeting: Body workshops of Marcel Pourtout and Philippe Charbonneaux. Experiments by Josef Ganz and the Beetle. Saab 92 and Sixten Sason. The oil crisis of the 1950s and a new generation of compact cars. Bubblecars, Mini, Fiat. Citroën DS. Body studio Pininfarina and American cars of the 1940-1950s. Czech automotive design: Hans Ledwinka and Zdenek Kovarz. Giorgetto Giugiaro
Design in the USSR in the 60s – 80s
Topic of the meeting: Soviet post-war design. Automotive designers: Valentin Rostkov, Veniamin Samoilov, Yuri Dolmatovsky, Eric Sabo, Svetlana Mirzoyan. Yuri Samoilov and VNIITE. SPK. 1980s: “Workshop TAF” and “DEZ No. 5”.
Avant-garde design 60s – 80s
The tenth story will take listeners to the world of design and architecture of the 60s – 80s.
Topic of the meeting: CIAM breakdown, metabolism, Archigram, Archizoom. Joe Columbo. Ero Aarnio. Werner Panton. Ettore Sottsass and Memphis. Matteo Thun. Michele de Lucchi. Alessandro Mendini. Michael Graves.
Neoliberal design strategies
The eleventh story is about contemporary design.
Topic of the meeting: Designed by architects: Leon Crier, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel. Blob Design: Gregg Lynn, Mark Newson, Ross Lovegrove. Tom Dixon and Post-Industrialism. Design as art. Jaime Ayon. Dutch design: Droog Design, Moooi. Muji and Naoto Fukusawa. The Burulleki brothers, Konstantin Grchik, Tokujin Yoshioka.