History of Design

Parsons Paris: Paris Design Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

History of Design

Spring 2021

Taught By: Rebecca Cavanaugh

Section: PC1

CRN: 7553

Credits: 3

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.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris Design Studies (APDS)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 8:41pm 9/18/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 12:40pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: 302

Date Range: 1/18/2021 - 5/10/2021