Survey of Decorative Arts
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PGHI 5100
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Art History, Theory & Criticism
- Design History, Theory & Criticism
- Visual Culture
This course presents a broad introduction to European decorative arts from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, focusing on Italy, France, England, and the Netherlands. Issues of style, function, and meaning of objects in both public and private life will be explored. In class lectures and through readings that reflect a variety of scholarly approaches, the decorative arts will be considered within the larger cultural, political, and social contexts of their times.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Open to: Masters degree in History of Decorative Arts and Design majors only.