Gestalt Educational Program

"There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception." -Aldous Huxley

Theory and Design in the Age of New Objectivity. Fifteen lectures, training sessions, and workshops, by Mariano Akerman. October-November 2011

1. Gestalt Program as Meaningful Configuration
2. The Theory of Perceptual Organization: The Whole and the Parts
3. The Bauhaus: Form and Function in the Machine Age
4. Common Sense meets the Irrational
5. Gestalt and Bauhaus: A Matter of Perception
6. Modern Art and Design in the Age of New Objectivity
7. Innovation meets Tradition: Is Ornament a Crime?
8. Gestalt Theory and Bauhaus Design
9. Design and Arbitrariness: A Matter of Calculated Provocation?
10. Creation and Commitment
11. The Parts and the Whole: Gestalt in the Collage
12. La théorie de la Gestalt et les arts visuels modernes
13. Diseños Bauhaus y "Lo bueno, si breve, dos veces bueno"
14. History, Language, and Education in the 1920s
15. The German-Swiss Contribution to the Age of New Objectivity

Gestalt Principles: Unity, Symmetry, Proximity, Similarity, Continuity, Closure, Figure and Ground. A Composition by Mariano Akerman, September 2011. Theory of Perceptual Organization: "The whole is different from the sum of its parts."