Form Over Function: The Tension Between Striking Interior Design and Livability (Part I, Early 20th Century through Mid-Century Modern)

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This course is a humorous and entertaining stroll through the history of interior architecture, interior design, furnishings, and accessories.

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What you can learn.

  • Examine interior design of the early 20th century through mid-century modern
  • Learn to create an environment that looks lived in and is livable
  • Explore startling designs that are almost hostile towards the humans who will be using them

About this course:

This course is an overview of the eternal tension between designs that make an aesthetic statement and designs that actually respect how they will be used by the people who have to live with them. The course is a humorous and entertaining stroll through the history of interior architecture, interior design, furnishings, and accessories that examines how the desire to make a statement often results in designs that are uncomfortable, unusable, or outright dangerous.

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