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- ID 123
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- History of Furniture-1800 to Present
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Course DescriptionPresents an analysis of interior design and furnishings from the 19th century to the present. Includes contemporary usage as well as the mixing of period furniture styles. Prerequisites: WR 115 or placement into WR 121. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Any student who completes this class will:
- Identify historic furniture and interior styles.
- Use research and presentation skills to inform others about historic interiors.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Compile a study notebook illustrating historic interiors and furniture styles of Western Civilizations. Use professional vocabulary to label illustrations.
- Demonstrate ability to recognize and analyze historic interiors and furniture by taking two exams.
- Present a written and oral report of the design work of an influential interior/furniture designer.
- Participate/ contribute to class discussions
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- The student will develop the ability to analyze interior elements in terms of historic reference, line, pattern, color, motif and materials.
- The student will develop ability to use written, visual and oral presentation skills.
The following Themes, Issues and Concepts will have increased meaning to the student as a result of this course:
- meet client needs
- create aesthetically pleasing environments
- create historically accurate interior spaces
- social implications of interior styles
- combining historic styles
- what constitutes a well designed piece of furniture
- furniture styles
- architectural elements of a style
- development of a style by historic designers