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ART 129 - History of Design: Industrial Revolution to Current

5 Credits
This 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 design paradigms and historical shifts that have occurred from the Industrial Revolution to Current.


Designed to Serve Students interested in learning about contributions and influences of historical styles on present day.
Active Date 2012-11-21

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
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. Regency, Revivals and Industrial Revolution b. Victorian Era c. Aesthetic Movements d. Eclecticism e. Modernism f. Art Deco and Industrial design g. Contemporary design

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 & developments in design & technology

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

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