NYU Steinhardt

Design and Culture: The 19th Century

  • Course Number: ARCS-GE 2101
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Examines the history of the 19th century decorative arts emphasizing the formal & aesthetic developments in furniture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles & glass. Each of these areas will be discussed in relation to contemporary art & architecture, & interiors. Social, political & cultural events will concentrate on European & American design while exploring the influence of non-Western cultures. Discussions & lectures address the use of part styles for inspiration, the impact of the machine & changing technologies, the relationship between the decorative arts & architecture, the changing nature of patronage, & the quest for the ?total work of art?.
  • Old Course Number: E93.2101