Monthly Archives: March 2011

The nature of interdisciplinary practice

Are interdisciplinary artists and designers Jack of all trades and masters of none? Interdisciplinary artists and designers are not constrained or limited by material or methods of production. They are artists who respond to creative challenges, in a variety of … Continue reading

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Can we be individual in the postmodern age?

In Jameson’s text Postmodernism and Consumer Society he discusses the ‘death of the subject,’ the end of Individuality. He talks about the Modernist views of a unique self, your own unique vision of the world, your own unmistakable style. However … Continue reading

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Ideology within Women’s Magazines

Within my 1500 word essay I have been focusing on the varied ideologies within women’s magazine advertisements and how they can be successful in influencing our thoughts and feelings. For initial research I collected together a few advertisements within the … Continue reading

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Nature of Interdisciplinary as a result of the Russian constructivist

The russian revolution Proletariat vs Bourgeois – uprising of a social revolution – led by Lenin. Empowerment for the fist time from the top -down; peasants were captured in art as being heroes – power of the people. Propaganda and therefore art … Continue reading

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The interdisciplinary nature of Russian contructivism

Russian constructivism is an art movement from 1919 onwards that incorporated fine arts, architecture, poster design and many other aspects of design. Constructivist artists rejected the idea that art should be for social purposes, i.e. propaganda. Constructivism was a movement … Continue reading

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East meets West: The Spherical Proximity of two Opposing Political Ideologies in Propaganda Posters.

In countries where social control has a significant role in directing its people in tune with its ideals, propaganda has always had a special place in the arsenal of the leaders. Propaganda has always been used as a key way … Continue reading

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The Eco-friendly household.

Sustainable wood, water-based finishes and organic cotton. Design: Trudy Dujardin Photography: Durston Saylor Connecticut, USA There was a time when every house had a coal or wood burning fire, recycling was a rarity and climate change was unheard of.  But now is … Continue reading

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