NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
IDS 109 - STYLES OF FURNITURE AND INTERIORS (3 CR.)

COURSE INFORMATION

Teaches history of furnishings and interiors from the ancient world to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

The purpose of this course is to awaken the student's involvement in the modern movement and show how the past and the present shape interior and environmental design.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

None

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the student will acquire sufficient knowledge to be able to identify historical and contemporary architecture, interiors and furniture and be able to apply that expertise to the practice of interior design.

In order to achieve these objectives the student will be required to attend slide lectures, go on field trips, prepare a notebook and complete a research report.

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED

    1. Woods and furniture terms
    2. Classical periods: Egypt, Greece, Rome
    3. Gothic and Renaissance
    4. French periods
    5. English periods
    6. American periods
    7. Victorian era
    8. Modern movements
    9. Crystal Palace exhibit (1851)
    10. Influences of Michael Thonet and William Morris
    11. Arts and crafts movement
    12. Art Nouveau
    13. Tiffany glass
    14. Sezession
    15. Art Deco
    16. De Stijl, Bauhaus, Scandinavian movement
    17. American movements
    18. Architects as furniture designers
    19. Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen
    20. Current furniture designers
    21. Influence of Italian designers
    22. Memphis
    23. Contemporary sources
Revised 9/96

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