History: 20 C. Interior Design
This advanced research seminar explores topics in twentieth-century interior design as they were taught, adapted and disseminated by faculty, students and graduates of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art/Parsons School of Design from 1896 to 1975. How did this influential institution engage with and shape the discourse of interior design in the United States and internationally? How did the school and its graduates give form to the built environment of New York City, both inside and out? In addition to participating in seminar discussion, students will undertake a semester-long research project using material in the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Archives at Parsons the New School for Design and other relevant archives.