Taubman College

Course List

Term Winter 2018
Class ARCH 506
Class Title Fresh Graphics: Complexity Made Simple
Description Continuing a design logic set forth almost a century ago by Otto and Marie Neurath, pioneers of the Isotype and visual education, this course will marshal the forces of intelligent graphic production as a means for communicating complicated ideas about architecture and design, while engaging children as a discerning test audience.

The course will be organized as a simultaneous research seminar and design workshop. Throughout the semester, students will investigate not only book and communication design aimed at children (to include but not be limited to the Neuraths’ Visual History of Mankind, the Bloomsbury Group, Walter Benjamin’s radio broadcasts for children, and Green Eggs and Ham, a book written on a dare), but also relevant architectural ideas, concepts, designs, history, and architects. Each student will write and illustrate a set of books and other materials, and will test and share them with different audiences of children.
Prereq none entered yet
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm 2222 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Julia McMorrough
Syllabus not available