PGHI

5102

Survey of Design & Dec Arts 2

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Survey of Design & Dec Arts 2

Spring 2018

Taught By: Marilyn Cohen

Section: A

CRN: 2504

Credits: 3

This course traces significant developments in the history of decorative arts and design from 1800-2000 in Europe and America. Interiors, ceramics, metal work, graphics, fashion and furniture will be discussed and situated within their cultural, social, and political context. Lectures will consider how taste, gender, technology, new materials, patterns of production and consumption, and changing ways of life have impacted the design and reception of things. 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. By the end of the semester, students should have developed a broad visual vocabulary and should be able to critically engage in the major debates affecting decorative arts and design over the last two centuries.

Open to: Masters degree in History of Decorative Arts and Design majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: Parsons Dec Arts Cooper Hewitt (PD)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 35

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 6:21pm 5/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/25/2018 - 5/10/2018