Interior Design 150- History of Furniture
Instructor: Rebecca Reid
Office Hours: Tues. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. located in the resource room
Thurs. 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (email only)
Text: History of Interior Design and Furniture by Robbie G. Blakemore
Available at the BCC Bookstore
Additional readings assigned from reserve shelf at BCC Library
This course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-2:40 p.m. It will include lectures, discussions, slide presentations, assigned readings, 3 exams and the completion of a term project.
· Attendance: There is a lot of information to cover in this class. Missing lectures means missing important details. Discussions and preparation for exams will also occur during class time.
· Readings provide valuable material in addition to lectures. Make good use of the reading material and consider it a resource for your future career.
· Term project: Create a furniture timeline illustrating different types and styles of furniture from antiquity through the early 19th century. Specific requirements are:
1. Include the following major styles/periods: antiquity, middle ages/gothic, renaissance, baroque, 18th century, early 19th century.
2. Within each period, illustrate at least 4 examples of different types of furniture. Please include examples from more than one culture.
3. Give examples of prominent events or people who helped shape some styles.
4. If the design of the furniture has some important historical basis, provide examples of the precursor.
5. Provide a written description of the general stylistic appearance of the period. This can include how furniture was placed within a room, common materials used, or new and interesting technology that was developed.
6. A neat and clear presentation of your timeline is important. Be creative, and have fun. Consider starting this project soon and keep up with it as we cover each period. This project will be useful in your future as an interior designer. Take pride in your work.
Your final grade will be computed as follows:
Exam 1 25%
Exam 2 25%
Grades will be assigned percentage points as follows:
95-100% =A 76-79% =C+
90-94% =A- 74-75% =C
86-89% =B+ 70-73% =C-
84-85% =B 65-69% =D+
80-83% =B- 60-64% =D
5. Academic Dishonesty
As professional Interior Designers, we are expected to maintain the highest of personal standards and an unwavering code of ethics. Therefore, academic dishonesty, in any form, will not be tolerated. Any instances of cheating or dishonesty will be dealt with as outlined in the BCC Student Handbook and the A/H Division Policies.
Students with disabilities who have accommodation needs are required to meet with the Director of Disability Support Services, Room B132 (telephone 425-564-2498), to establish their eligibility for accommodation. In addition, students are encouraged to review their accommodation requirements with the instructor during the first week of the quarter.
As part of the ongoing accreditation process and development of the program, the Bellevue Community College Interior Design Department reserves the right to collect and keep student work. Effective fall quarter 2003, faculty will retain selected student work in all courses within the Interior Design curriculum in order to prepare for our next FIDER site visit. It should be considered a great honor to have your work held to represent our program. Student work will include all process work, notebooks relevant to projects, and all finished projects from the beginning of the quarter through final projects. Students may make arrangements with instructors to have selected work photographed for their records. Projects will be returned upon completion of the FIDER site visitation.