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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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ART 128 - History of Design

5 Credits
The course gives students and understanding of specific design proponents, movements and historical trajectories relevant to architecture and furniture design. The course draws upon the 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
Summer Online
Designed to Serve Students who are interested in learning contributions and influences of historical styles on present day. Interior Design Students
Active Date 20210403T10:07:35

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II

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 characteristics of period furniture & architecture

Articulate the major influences and developments in design and technology

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

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