CD-417 | History of Decorative Arts

Students will acquire an understanding of the dominant periods in design throughout history up to and including today’s trends. This is the key to a solid foundation in interior studies. Study works by American and foreign architects and period furniture from 1920s to contemporary.

Architecture, furnishings, ornamentation inherent to each period will be discussed. Students will: prepare a binder relative to each period with the use of pictures and information and analyze and recognize different room styles.

Prerequisite: CD-331 | Principles of Interior Design

History of Decorative Arts

The required textbook is A History of Interior Design, John F. Pile (ISBN-13: 978-0470228883).

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