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2021-22 Catalog 
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INT D 128 - History of Design

5 Credits
The course gives students an understanding of specific design proponents, movements and historical trajectories relevant to architecture and furniture design. The course draws upon the idea of historical lineage and identifies the predominant civilizations throughout history and the contributions they have made to architecture and furniture design. This survey course traces the dominant furniture paradigms and historical shifts that have occurred from Greek and Roman Design through the 20th century.


Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Online
Designed to Serve Interior Design student or anyone interested in learning contributions and influences of historical styles on present day.
Active Date 20210403T10:09:17

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
  • Historical overview and review
  • Background, periods, historical development, geography and examples of art:
    • Greece and Rome
    • Early Christian, Byzantine and Romanesque
    • Later middle ages
    • Islamic Design
    • Asian Design
    • Renaissance
    • Baroque
    • Rococo
    • Georgian
    • Colonial and Federal
    • Regency, Revivals and Industrial Revolution
    • Victorian Era
    • Aesthetic Movements
    • Eclecticism
    • Modernism
    • Art Deco and Industrial design
    • Contemporary design

Student Learning Outcomes
Identify names of furniture, architecture, and who designed them.

Identify and differentiate characteristics of period furniture & architecture

Articulate the major influences and developments in design and technology

Analyze and articulate the aesthetic attitudes & design philosophies of the designers and makers of historic furniture.

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