Women Architects and Designers Who Defined 20th Century Design

GENINT 721.610

Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the work and influence of 20th century women architects and designers. 

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Often overlooked in traditional design and architecture courses, the women designers of the twentieth century have had a profound influence upon the way we perceive; experience; and enjoy our built environments, interiors, and decorative objects. This course explores and richly illustrates the work and influence of such designers and architects as Elsie de Wolfe, Eileen Gray, Lilly Reich, Charlotte Perriand, Dorothy Draper, Ray Eames, Zaha Hadid, and others. Their lives and the beauty of their enduring designs are documented within the context of the social and political issues they faced, as they left their unmistakable imprints upon twentieth century design.

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