History of Environmental Arts: Part IV

ARCH X 427.8D
Part four of a four-part survey course on the environmental arts of the Western world, tracing the major movements in architecture, interior design, furniture, and decorative arts of the 20th century.
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About this course:

Part four of a four-part survey of environmental arts of the Western world, this course traces the major movements in architecture, interior design, furniture, and decorative arts of the 20th century. Subjects covered include Viennese Secessionism, Art Deco, Romantic Revivalism, De Stijl, Bauhaus, International Style, Mid-Century Modernism, Postmodernism, and Contemporary. Instruction focuses on the built environment influenced by geographical location and the social, religious, economic, and political forces of history. Buildings and interiors are discussed in terms of function, symbolism, methods of fabrication, style, use of color, ornament, and significance. Illustrated lectures, readings, and student projects develop an appreciation of the design influences of the 20th century that inform current developments in the built environment of the 21st century. 

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What you will learn.

  • Explore Viennese Secessionism, Art Deco, Romantic Revivalism, Postmodernism, and more
  • Identify buildings and interiors in terms of function, symbolism, style, and significance
  • Understand the design influences of the 20th century
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