Form, Function, and Meaning of Constructed Spaces from the 15th to the 20st Centuries
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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Interior Design
Course Number: PGID 5015
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course offers a broad introduction to the history of interior design from the late 15th century to the mid-20th century. Form, style, function, and the meaning of spaces will be examined in the context of a wider cultural, social, and political framework. Emphasis will be on western design but non-western examples will also be considered. With class lectures, discussions, student presentations, and readings that reflect a variety of critical methodologies, this course aims to explore the historical interior and to identify the issues that shaped it.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Pre-requisite(s): none. Open to: Masters Degree in Interior Design and Masters Degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Double Major Only; Others by permission.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Interior Design students.

Open to Interior/Lighting Design students.