Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Aesthetics II

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Žarko Paić, Assoc. Prof.
Study, Module Textile and Fashion Design - graduate, Module Textile Design
Textile and Fashion Design - graduate, Module Theory and Culture of Fashion
Course summary 4 (2+0+2)
Knowledge verification oral exam
Precondition for testing Lectures, literature, seminars
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Exercise type audio practice, seminars
Subject content The concept of aesthetics (historical sources, determinations, types of aesthetics, contemporary aesthetics ); Beauty, ugly, sublime, kitsch; aesthetical canons, history and changes in the conteporary world; Aesthetical approach (perception, ideas, expression); The history of arts - styles, beauty, modern and contemporary art and the concept of beauty; Mimesis, representation, creation; Theory of spiritual production (intuitiuon, fantasy, expression...); Aestehtics of human figure; The art and design; Modern design; Fashion aesthetics; Art, design, technologies, media, multimedial projects, installationsa, performances; Aesthetics and postmodernism; Image and simulacra; The end of aesthetics.
Aim of course The course examines reconsiderataion of aesthetics, aesthetical theories and canons to artistr and designer. Aesthetical theories and the concept of beauty have the own history from ancient greek philosophers via modern theoreticians of aestthetics to contemporary aesthetical theories. Fashion designer as the creative subject of modern enterprise has opportunity to know how the beauty i artistic beauty are connected in the historical articulation of aesthetical discussions and problems. Specific goal of this topic is consideration of art and fashion design and investigation of aesthetics of human figure, dressing and fashion.
Literature necessary for course Aristotel, POETICS, GZH, Zagreb, 1989.
Danilo Pejović (ed.), THE NEW PHILOSOPHY OF ART, Matica Hrvatska, Zagreb, 1972.
Milan Galović, THE BEAUTY AS SHINE OF THRUTH, Demetra, Zagreb, 2003.
Damir Barbarić (ed.), THE MISTERY OF ART, Demetra, Zagreb, 2003.
Chris Jencks (ed.), VISUAL CULTURE, Jesenski and Turk, Zagreb, 2002.
Supplement literature Matei Calinescu, THE FACES OF MODERNITY: AVANTGARDE; DECADENCE, KITSCH, Stvarnost, Zagreb, 1977.
Jadranka Damjanov, VISUAL LANGUAGE AND ART, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1991.
Hernert Read, THE IMAGE AND MIND, Mladost, Zagreb, 1965.
Walter Benjamin, ESSAYS FROM AESTHETICS, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1986.