Explore the French Empire, English Regency, Art Nouveau, and Victorian periods
Identify major monuments and their function, symbolism, style, and significance
Learn how to utilize library and museum resources
Recognize and evaluate significant environmental design movements
About this course:
This course traces the architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, furniture, and decorative arts of the nineteenth century. Periods covered include French Empire, English Regency, Biedermeier, Gothic Revival, Victorian, Beaux Arts, the Chicago School, Art Nouveau, and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Instruction focuses on the built environment influenced by geographical location and the social, religious, economic, and political forces of history. Major monuments 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 rich cultural heritage of the Western world. This course helps students understand the achievements of the past in order to more fully understand the present. ARCH X 427.8B History of Environmental Arts: Part II is recommended but not required. This course is equivalent to Cal Poly Pomona INA 563.