French Riviera

Parsons School of Design: Art/Design Hist & Theory

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

French Riviera

Fall 2022

Taught By: Rosemary O'Neill

Section: A

CRN: 14273

Credits: 3

The French Riviera proved to be a site of experimentation and innovation in the arts, design, and architecture over the course of the twentieth century and into the present. From the design and renewal of urban spaces such as the Promenade des Anglais, the Nice International Airport, and the Villa Arson to key works by Le Corbusier, Charles and Marcel Delmas, Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Guy Rottier, and Henri Matisse and others in architecture, the region is renowned for inventive public, cultural and private architecture, architectural interiors, and garden design. The mix of high and mass culture ushered in fashion as a lifestyle component closely linked with celebrity culture, but it also manifest social change directly in the works of Chanel and the postwar bikini, while and its links to photography are especially apparent in the photographs of Lisette Model, Jacques-Henri Lartique, and André Villers. The region is known for its interdisciplinary collaborations. Theater and costume design drew modernists into this milieu from Picasso to Martial Raysse’s work with Roland Petit in the mid-1960s. Scores of artists who were often group affiliated found the region a laboratory amenable to mitigating artistic group allegiances that allowed for innovative turns and a strong postwar conceptual and performance orientation, while filmmakers such as Jean Vigo and Agnès Varda probed the identity of the region using film for surreal juxtapositions and critical montage. This course will focus on the rich production of art and design innovations produced in the locale, which attests to the dynamic cultural arena that the Côte d’Azur fostered over the past century establishing itself as a model of late twentieth century cities associated with culture and leisure.

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)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 6:06am 10/2/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 611

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/6/2022