13 Matching Results

Search Results

The Bauhaus and its Contributions to Design with Suggestions for Improvement of Design in College Industrial Arts Programs

Description: The study of the Bauhaus is threefold in purpose. The first purpose is to study the Bauhaus, located both in Germany and in the United States, and to identify its principles, curriculum, and methods of instruction used in improving design. The second purpose is to identify and present the contributions of this school to design, the third purpose is to suggest ways and means for improvement of design in college industrial arts programs.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Shahabi, Ali R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

To Determine as Many Distinguishing Characteristics as Possible of Wood-Carving Designs of Other Nations

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the characteristic wood-carving designs of England, France, Italy, Germany, and China. It attempts to present the findings in a form which will be of assistance to both college and public school teachers of wood-carving and to aid in classification of typical types of furniture.
Date: 1941
Creator: Bush, Zelphia
Partner: UNT Libraries

[I.M. Pei Window]

Description: Photograph of a building in Beijing, China designed by I.M. Pei. A large window is visible in the foreground. A rock garden and other buildings are visible through the window. A woman is visible down the corridor to the right of the window.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[I.M. Pei Building]

Description: Photograph of a building interior designed by I.M. Pei in Beijing, China. The foreground is dominated by a wooden latticework with a diamond opening. Through the opening, the bottom floor and glass roof of the building are visible. A small pool with rocks is visible on the bottom floor.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Laying the foundation for successful non-academic writing: Professional communication principles in the K-5 curricula of the McKinney Independent School District.

Description: Traditionally, K-5 students' writing has had a primarily academic aim-to help students master concepts and express themselves. Even if students take a professional writing course later, they typically do not have the opportunity to practice-over the long period of time mastery requires-the non-academic writing skills they will be required to use as part of their jobs and in their civic life. Based on a limited K-5 study, Texas' McKinney Independent School District is doing a good job of preparing students at the elementary-school level in the areas of collaboration and presentation. A fair job of helping elementary-school students understand the communication situation, define audience, clarify purpose, gather and evaluate resources, and test usability. [And] a poor job of helping elementary-school students with analysis and organization. With their teachers' help, K-5 students eventually grasp the communication situation and can broadly identify their audience and purpose, but they do not appear to select words, format, communication style, or design based on that audience and purpose. Their writer-based focus affects their presentations as well, although they do present frequently. If teachers routinely incorporated audience and purpose considerations into every aspect of communication assignments (format, communication style, design), students would be better prepared for non-academic communication. Texas pre-service teachers practice the types of documents they will write on the job but do not receive training in design or style. Likewise, they practice researching, collaborating, and presenting but receive little training in those skills. If Texas K-5 teachers are to supplement the curriculum with professional writing principles, as trends suggest they should, education programs need to focus on these principles in their pre-service teacher curriculum. Professional writing principles need to become part of ingrained writing patterns because these are the skills that will best serve students after they graduate, both in their careers and civic ...
Date: December 2009
Creator: Treviño, Marlea
Partner: UNT Libraries