History of Design: Lec

Parsons Paris: Parsons Paris

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
History of Design: Lec
Fall 2024
Taught By: Rebecca Cavanaugh
Section: PC1

CRN: 15496

Credits: 0

This course introduces significant developments in the history of design in Europe and America from 1850 to 2000. The lectures will examine a variety of object types, including furniture, interiors, graphics, and products, and draw examples from the well known as well as the anonymous. Throughout, design will be situated within its social, cultural, political and economic contexts. Materials, technology, and debates informing the configuration of things such as Modernism and taste will be considered, as will the changing role of the designer, and the effects of the shifting ways of life on patterns of production and consumption. In addition, the course will also consider how issues of gender, race, and class affect design. Readings will come from both primary and secondary sources, and new approaches and methods in the study of the history of design will be discussed. Pathway: Art and Design History. Open to: University undergraduate students. Co-requisite(s): APDS 2002 Recitation

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Parsons Paris (PPAR)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 32

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:12am EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024