Eighteenth Century Art and Design
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLAH 2150
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Art History, Theory & Criticism
  • Design History, Theory & Criticism
  • Visual Culture
This course explores the amazing 18th century, which produced both artistic evolution – from the Baroque to the Rococo – and revolution (Neoclassicism and Romanticism) that was political and industrial as well. It was a great era of handcrafted design, with fashion and interiors playing leading social and economic roles. Class members will gain greater knowledge of 18th century styles and their relationship to society, as well as greater awareness of Enlightenment thought and literature. Course work will be comprised of group and independent research, written papers, and oral presentations. Pathway: Art and Design History
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: University undergraduate degree students, freshman and sophomores only. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.