PGHT

5660

Theorizing Luxury

Parsons School of Design: Art/Design Hist & Theory

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Theorizing Luxury

Fall 2018

Taught By: David Brody

Section: A

CRN: 2586

Credits: 3

This class assesses luxury design from multiple perspectives. Issues pertaining to consumerism, economics, and labor will be addressed. Specifically, we will look at examples of luxury design and examine these spaces and products in relation to a variety of authors, including, but not limited to, Walter Benjamin, Henri Lebevre, Karl Marx, and Rachel Sherman. Additionally, we will take field trips to sites that our contemporary culture constructs as luxurious. These tours will investigate both the overt presentation of luxury and the labor that creates these deluxe experiences. By the end of the semester, students will be expected to formulate their own critique of luxury in a research project that will utilize both primary sources and the theoretical perspectives we have explored.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art/Design Hist & Theory (PGHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 6:54pm 9/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:00pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 909

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018