Design History: Economic Trends

Ticker Tape Stock Ticker invented by Edward Calahan in 1860s used Morse code, evolved from telegraph technology makes “ticking” noise as it works Edison’s Telegraph Printer 1867 printed alphanumeric numbers, readable text by 1880s, ~1000 stock tickers installed in offices of New York bankers 1970s stock price boards, then magnetic tape and computer terminals other …

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Design History: Timelines

Strom der Zeiten (1804) Fredrich Strass, German “Rivers of Time” metaphor of “liquidity” of time Creation at top, but does not start with Biblical time Asian empires on the right, uninterrupted Roman Empire, takes up much of the middle of the graph English translation used much bolder colors, but gained more popularity Synchronological Chart of …

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Design History: Mappamundi

3 Map Mundi / Kingdom / City The Catalan Atlas Abraham Cresques, 1375 vellum, 9ft + 3 Parts: Introduction, Portolan Chart (Mediterranean & black sea), Expansion Aragon royalty commissioned nautical charts to be presented to Charles V, King of France Portolano: a collection of sailing directions rhumbline grid: straight lines of sailing paths 300 years …

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Design History: Transportation

2 Transportation Peutinger Table A Map of the Roman World towns and roading near Mediterranean, Europe, Anatolia, Egypt, Magreb 4th Century 3 prominent cities: Rome, Constantinople, Antioch only copy lost and copied by monk in Colmar on parchment in 13th century only discovered in 1494 found between leaves of book; 1507 book and map given …

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Design History: 1 Cosmology & Theological Narrative

1 Cosmology & theological narrative 09.21.15 Alfred Jannoit’s Palace de la Porte Dorée https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palais_de_la_Porte_Dor%C3%A9e facade of a permanent structure for the 1931 Paris International Colonial Exhibition 1960: building became National Museum of African and Oceanic Arts 2007: building became Immigration History Museum Facade is a bas-relief carving, like that of Mexican art commissioned, took ~14 …

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