Critical Frameworks in Color and Ornament

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Color and Ornament
Fall 2023
Taught By: Johanne Woodcock
Section: A

CRN: 13006

Credits: 3

How does the integration of color and ornament within an interior shape our understanding of culture as well as shifts in cultural norms? This course will encompass studies in material culture and the cultural purpose of unique or appropriated forms for the decorative across a series of critical frameworks. The course content challenges the notion of ornament as decorative tastemaking or ‘embellishment’ alone. Projects will demonstrate the study of patterns and motifs from various origins and applications to explore how color, ornament, material, and volume support each other in the composition of an interior. Furthermore, students will be encouraged to make connections between course assignments and their thesis topic preparations. This course is one of two courses comprising studies and creative works in color and the constructed environment.

Open to: All Parsons MFA degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (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: 9:12pm EDT 3/24/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 9/1/2023 - 12/15/2023