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History of Interior Design

HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN

This course offers an analysis of materials, constructions and how technological developments made aesthetickal changes in architecture and interior design as an expression of the civilization or society from Antiquity through to the late 16th century. Students will be taught through lectures and on-site visits to different museums such as Cluny museum, Cite de l’Architecture, and temporary exhibitions according to cultural and artistic events.

FOCUS AREA

  • Technology & Aesthetic under: Antiquity
    Egypt
    Greece
    Rome
  • Middle Ages
    Romanesque
    Gothic period
    Renaissance
    1600 – The turn of the century

This course offers an analysis of materials, constructions and how technological developments made aesthetickal changes in architecture and interior design as an expression of the civilization or society from the 17th through to the late 19th century.  Students will be taught through lectures and on-site visits to different monuments and museums such as Chateau de Versailles, Cite de l’Architecture, and temporary exhibitions according to cultural and artistic events.

FOCUS AREAS

  • 17th Century; Baroque
  • 18th Century
  • Neoclassical period
  • First Empire 1804 -1815
  • Technology and Aesthetic 1820 – 1850
  • Technology and Aesthetic under Second Empire 1850 – 1870
  • Technology and Aesthetic 1870 – 1890
  • Technology and Aesthetic 1890 – 1900 turn of the century

This course offers an analysis of materials, constructions and how technological developments made aesthetickal changes in architecture and interior design as an expression of the civilization or society from the 20th through the turn of our century.  Students will be taught through lectures and on-site visits to different museums such as Cluny museum, Cite de l’Architecture, and temporary exhibitions according to cultural and artistic events.

FOCUS AREAS

Technology & Aesthetic under:

  • Art Nouveau period
  • Art Deco period
  • Second World War
  • 1950’s
  • 1960’s
  • 1970’s
  • 1980’s – Post Modernism
  • 1990’s
  • 2000’s Turn of the century
*The classes are given in the form of slide lectures and through class discussions. The site visits which will take place in different monuments throughout Paris will be given according to time table availability.