INDES 151 Modern Furniture & Design • 5 Cr.
Continues INDES 150, covering furniture designers and movements from the Victorian period to the present. Students analyze the furniture of each period in terms of human values, social conditions, technology, and design criteria.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Identify different styles and periods of furniture spanning from 1850 to current day.
- Use specific criteria to analyze how and why furniture took the form that it did in each historic period covered in this class. (For example: what methods of construction were used, what materials were used, motifs used, innovations that developed, significant historic or political events, significant cultural, social, religious, geographic, or architectural influences, people of influence, function, and characteristics of furniture.)
- Identify the relationships of furniture of various periods and styles to each other (e.g. student can explain similarities and differences between the furniture of English Arts and Crafts and French Art Nouveau)
- emonstrate a working knowledge of vocabulary related to furniture anatomy, type, design, and construction.
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of one particular designer, period or style (e.g. student might do a research paper or project.)