№2(62)
June 2018
ISSN
1990-4126

Russian

«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 2(62) June 2018

Design


Svalov Mikhail S.

Senior Lecturer, Subdepartment of Graphic Design.
Ural State University of Architecture and Art,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: m.svalov@mail.ru

"GEOGRAPHIC" DESIGN. THE BIRTH OF NAVIGATING SYSTEMS


The article considers some aspects of the origin of navigation: the emergence of the first primitive environmental reference points and petroglyphs in the prehistoric period. The author demonstrates transformations in "geographic" design from large-scale complex navigating systems of the Bronze Age, improvised navigation instruments of the Creto-Mycenaean culture to antique prototypes of modern road traffic signs. A series of historical examples is used to draw parallels between the discoveries of the ancient civilizations and data carriers which are still relevant today.

Key words: geographic design, navigation, primitive society, Bronze Age, Creto-Mycenaean culture, antiquity



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Russian text of this article

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