Interior Design in Films
ARCH X 498.22
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This course explores the use of interior design in cinema, examining styles ranging from Neo-Classical to Mid-Century Modern.
What you can learn.
- Examine how an interior can serve as a portrait of the inhabitant
- Understand how lighting and shadow can be used as prominently as furniture
- Explore how interior design can be used and changed as a piece of fashion
- Comprehend how natural light sources differ dramatically from artificial light
About this course:
This course explores the use of interior design in cinema. The course is structured around watching several films and lectures that demonstrate various interior design principles such as how interior design can be used and changed as a piece of fashion; how simple but playful and surreal ideas can be used to create a truly memorable design; how certain styles can be abused to look visually dramatic but be uncomfortable or unusable; how an interior can serve as a portrait of the inhabitant; and how art, film, and interior design can intersect. The course will examine styles ranging from Neo-Classical to Mid-Century Modern. This course is not intended to provide instruction on how to enter the field of production design for films. It instead focuses on valuable lessons and creative solutions that interior designers can learn from film to use in creating spaces.