Involves process of research, authentication, and determining provenance. Covers examples of furnishings, fixtures, textiles, glass, and ceramics. May provide field trips, lectures, examination, and discussion to assist in determining age, condition, and other properties. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to an overview of furniture and the decorative arts of the past 100 years.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
The objectives of the course are to give the student a working knowledge of techniques of researching, determining provenance, and authenticity of items of furniture and the decorative arts.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED