History of Modern Interior Design and Architecture

ARC 285 F; Dual listed: INT 295 F Cr: 3; Contact hrs: 45 The aim of the course is to give the students the instruments and methodology to understand and recognize interior design styles. During the lessons the students will become familiar with the work of the outstanding masters that often applied their talent to the small scale (object or interior design) as well as to the large one (architecture) from the mid-19th century to the present day. Because interior design is so strongly related to object design and architecture, the course analyses the history of these three fields as a whole, from the industrial revolution to the present time, by studying the influence of society, art, economy, political events and scientific and technological discoveries. The course provides students with the tools for understanding new and innovative elements that a new trend introduces and for keeping updated with the latest news in this ever-changing field.