Essay on Industrial Revolution

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Question 1) What was the industrial revolution? When did it occur? How did industrialisation lead to the creation of the design profession? How was the industrial manufacturing of making products new and what role did the designer play in creating new products? The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the 18th to 19th centuries, was a period during which rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban. (www.history.com 2013-08-22) Prior to this the manufacture of goods was often done in peoples homes using their hands, or basic machinery- the ‘designer’ also created the product. Industrialisation shifted this, with the introduction of powered special machinery, factories and mass production. Many everyday…show more content…
Aesthetic function of an object or design is if it is pleasing to the eye based upon its visual appearance. Symbolic function is the characteristic of an object that evokes meaning, status or personality. 5b) Find and image of each of the following designs. Look closely at each object and explain which of the 3 functions is most clearly expressed in each one. Using 50 words for each example, explain how this function is demonstrated by different design elements. Milton Glaser – ‘We Are All African’ (2008) Glasers’ ‘We are All African” poster has a very powerful symbolic function. The piece of work has a very apparent message trying to be communicated to the reader, that being of equality. By using different colorings on every finger he makes it highly relatable and it makes the message resonate with the reader. Guo Pei- Red Shoes: Homeage to Wizard ofOz Shoes, (2011) Guo Pei’s red shoe is of aesthetic function, the shoes are highly impractical but shows off the craftsmanship of Pei. The detailing of the beadwork is very impressive and strong. The purpose and function of the shoe is not to be worn, but to be admired by the eye. Dieter Rams – SK4 Record Player, (1956) ‘Snow Whites Coffin’ This design is for practical function and use. It has been well thought out and considered, with simple easy to operate functions. Also the location of the speakers

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