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Movements of Art and Design: Art and Design movements - Introduction

A guide for VCE students studying Art and Design Movements

Design in Context

Just as artists through the ages have been influenced by earlier artists, past styles and the characteristics of past eras, designers and visual communicators can also look to history for inspiration. A design era can influence a graphic designer, who might repeat motifs that emulate a particular style.You need to have a broad overview of the major design eras that can influence your own work. Use The Twentieth Century Design Movements website as a starting point for your research.

Design Movements

Design Eras


Web Links

As you work your way through the various design eras you should use Weblinks to help find other useful websites. 

You will need to ask the Resource Centre Staff for a username and password for this site.