NYU Steinhardt

Design and Culture: The 18th Century

  • Course Number: ARCS-GE 2100
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Examines European & American decorative arts of the 18th century & their place in society & idealized beauty, virtue & the pursuit of happiness. The relationship to architecture, painting, sculpture & literature is explored through lectures, readings, & discussion, & during visits to significant museum & gallery exhibitions. Topics to be considered include the hierarchy of genres, The Grand Tour, the decorative arts in the eighteenth century novel, the origins & evolution of Neo-Classicism, & the roots of Romanticism.
  • Old Course Number: E93.2100