Critical Studies in Design 1
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Interior Design
Course Number: PUID 3100
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course explores periods and modes in the history and theory of interior design in the western world from ancient times until the twentieth century. Focusing on the changing notions of comfort, style, forms, and social significations, the course examines concrete accoutrements of living, while looking into furniture and furnishings, interiors, metalwork, ceramics, glass, and the other decorative features and accessories of domestic life, as well as in architectural forms as they developed over these periods. The main objective of the course is to provide students with tools to comprehend and analyze as well as to develop critical thinking of the way in which physical environments were set within broader social, political, and economic frameworks of the societies that produced them.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Open to: Bachelors degree in Interior Design majors, juniors only; others by permission of the Interior Design program.