Architecture & Interior Design

ARCH X 427.8C – History of Environmental Arts: Part III

This course traces the architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, furniture, and decorative arts of the 19th century. Periods covered include French Empire, English Regency, Biedermeier, Gothic Revival, Victorian, Beaux Arts, the Chicago School, Art Nouveau, and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Instruction focuses on the built environment influenced by geographical location and the social, religious, economic, and political forces of history. Major monuments are discussed in terms of function, symbolism, methods of fabrication, style, use of color, ornament, and significance. Illustrated lectures, readings, and student projects develop an appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of the Western world. This course helps students understand the achievements of the past in order to more fully understand the present.

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