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ART 128 - History of Design: Greek to Federal

5 Credits
The course gives students and understanding of specific design proponents, movements and historical trajectories relevant to furniture and Architectural design. The course draws upon the historical lineage and identifies the predominant civilizations throughout history and the contributions they have made to furniture and Architectural design. This survey course traces the dominant furniture paradigms and historical shifts that have occurred from Greek Style through the Federal Style.


Designed to Serve Students who are interested in learning contributions and influences of historical styles on present day.
Active Date 2015-05-08

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II

Course Outline
I. Historical overview and review
II. Background, periods, historical development, geography and examples of art
a. Prehistory and Rome
b. Early Christian, Byzantine and Romanesque
c. Later middle ages
d. Renaissance
e. Baroque
f. Rococo
g. Georgian
h. Colonial and Federal

Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to identify names of furniture, architecture, and who designed them.

Students will be able to Identify characteristics of period furniture & architecture

Students will be able to articulate the major influences and developments in design and technology

4Students will analyze and be able to articulate the aesthetic attitudes & design philosophies of the designers and makers of historic furniture.

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