Form and Pleasure
View Additional Course Information:

Including faculty, schedule, credits, CRN and location.

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: PLDS 3055
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Philosophy
Philosophers have differed as to the bases of design and art, for it makes all the difference whether questions of beauty, pleasure, truth and value are raised in terms of intelligible ideals, physical pleasures, personal preferences or structuring contexts. In this course, we examine four fundamental views of design and art, with special attention to the relation of theory to practice and to the structure of argument. Pathway: Design Studies
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.


Open to Undergraduate students.