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Designing utopia

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract/Description:
The intention of this thesis is to explore the innate human desire to pursue an ideal existence. This compulsion recurs throughout history, regardless of race, religion, or geography, revealing itself through multiple disciplines such as art, design, film, music, and architecture. Humankind’s propulsion towards utopia evidences the human condition and our desire to create an improved existence for ourselves and for those who follow. It is this idyllic goal that promotes change, social progress, and ultimately unites humankind. This thesis will inform and facilitate a platform from which to experience and reflect upon our collective utopian ambition through the lens of graphic design.
Title: Designing utopia.
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Name(s): White, Lesli D., author
Cunningham, Stephanie, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of Visual Arts and Art History
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2015
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 44 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The intention of this thesis is to explore the innate human desire to pursue an ideal existence. This compulsion recurs throughout history, regardless of race, religion, or geography, revealing itself through multiple disciplines such as art, design, film, music, and architecture. Humankind’s propulsion towards utopia evidences the human condition and our desire to create an improved existence for ourselves and for those who follow. It is this idyllic goal that promotes change, social progress, and ultimately unites humankind. This thesis will inform and facilitate a platform from which to experience and reflect upon our collective utopian ambition through the lens of graphic design.
Identifier: FA00004420 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.F.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2015.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Conduct of life
Graphic design -- Technique
Signs and symbols
Symbolism (Psychology)
Utopias -- Social aspects
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Sublocation: Digital Library
Links: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00004420
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Host Institution: FAU
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