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AR 298 History of the Designed Environ:Antiquity to Mid-19th Century
Beasley, Ardus


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Course

AR 298 History of the Designed Environ:Antiquity to Mid-19th Century

Semester

SP 2009 HO

Faculty

Beasley, Ardus (Soodie)

Title

Adjunct

Degrees/Certificates

Post-Baccalaureate Professional Level Designation in Interior Architecture and Design: UCLA
Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts: UC Irvine
M.A. in Art History: UMKC; B.A. Art History: Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Office Location

Interior Design Building

Office Hours

by Appointment

Daytime Phone

323.244.8303

E-Mail

ardus.beasley@park.edu

soodieb@gmail.com

Semester Dates

January 12 - May 8, 2009

Class Days

-M---F-

Class Time

12:25 - 1:40 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 John Pile History of Interior Design 

Dates for lectures, assignments and exams will be subject to revision!! You are asked to read the appropriate sections of your textbook [John Pile, History of Interior Design] for the subjects listed. Additional reading assignments will apply – they will be handed out in class and some reading material will be emailed. These readings should be completed prior to class. Please study and review the material continuously. Pay attention and take notes in class. If you wait, read and cram before an exam, you will perform poorly. Show up to class. You need to see the slides and understand the information. Do not think that by copying another student’s notes from missed classes you will understand the information. Exam questions come from class lectures and not the assigned textbook. This information will serve you well throughout your career.

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Additional Resources:

Chairs: A History by Florence de Dampierre
jstor.com

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http://www.vam.ac.uk
http://www.rijksmuseum.nl

Course Description:
AR298 History of the Designed Environment: Antiquity to Mid-19th Century: Students will study architecture, interiors, furniture and the decorative arts in the context of the history of Western culture. Students will understand the impact the built environment of the past have on our current environment and design practices. Connections will be made between past and present and between art, literature, film, architecture, and interior design. The study begins with antiquity and progresses through mid-1800. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, examinations, websites and self-guided gallery tours.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES

When looking at a work of art, students are able to:

  • Describe the elements and characteristics that define the periods of design of the built environment from ancient times to the mid-nineteenth century.
  • Recognize the work of key designers of each design period or style.
  • Connect the design of the built environment to its context: historical events, geographical area, culture, religion, art and fine art.
  • Explain how knowledge of the design of the past enriches current design practices.

Also to:

  • Expand their recognition of the elements and principles of design to include advanced and subtle concepts like form, balance, rhythm, etc.
  • Understand what a picture plane is and how it relates to the composition.
  • Recognize and name certain artists by looking at the style of their work.
  • Speculate on the historical context and reception of a work of art.
  • Look for symbolism or hidden meaning.
  • Discuss the value of an original versus that of a reproduction.
  • Explain the reasoning behind their own artistic choices and those of other artists.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the elements and characteristics that define the periods of design of the built environment from ancient times to the mid-nineteenth century.
  2. Recognize the work of key designers of each design period or style.
  3. Connect the design of the built environment to its context: historical events, geographical area, culture, religion, art and literature.
  4. Explain how knowledge of the design of the past enriches current design practices.


Core Assessment:
  • Test covering text and related readings, lectures, and discussions  (outcomes 1-4)
  • Tests identifying visual images (outcomes 1,2)
  • Completion of research assignments (outcomes 1,2)
  • Completion of core assessment project:  a research project with oral presentation (outcomes1, 3 and 4)

Class Assessment:

 CLASS ASSESSMENT – subject to change if we decide to place more emphasis on final

Assigned Readings and Class Discussions
Attendance and Participation
Tests
Written Assignments or Projects

 

Grading:

Class Participation = 50 points

Exams (4 @ 75 pts each) = 300 points

Final = 100 points

TOTAL = 500 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments will be accepted up to one week after their due date, but will be penalized one letter grade (10% points).

Exams missed with a valid excuse (approved by instructor in advance) can be made up in the testing center.

Students may NOT make up exams missed because of an unexcused absence.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 RULES OF CONDUCT

PAY ATTENTION IN CLASS
No cell phones
No checking email during class
Dates for exams and assignments are subject to revision!!
This is an intensive reading class. You are asked to read the appropriate sections of your textbook for the subjects listed.
These readings should be completed prior to the class for which they are assigned.

Academic Honesty: is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

SYLLABUS

DATES

ASSIGNMENTS

TOPICS

READINGS TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE CLASS

January 12

Furniture: An Introduction

January 16

Egypt

Chapter 1

January 19

MLK Day – No School!

January 23

Classical Civilizations: Greece

Chapter 2

January 26

Classical Civilizations:  Rome

Chapter 3: pgs 55-67

January 30

Early Middle Ages/ Vikings and Celts

Handout

February 2

Romanesque

Chapter 5: pgs 99-119

February 6

Review notes and readings assigned

Review

February 9

EXAM 1

February 13

Late Middle Ages: and Gothic

 

February 16

President’s Day – No School!

February 20

Renaissance Italy

Chapter 6: pgs 121-143

February 23

Baroque Italy

Chapter 7: 145-153

February 27

Renaissance England -Tudor Elizabethan/Jacobean

pgs 191-199

March 2

William & Mary and Queen Anne

pgs 199-201 + Handout

March 6

Review notes and readings assigned

Baroque Netherlands

pgs 189-191; 159-161

March 9

NO CLASS

SPRING BREAK

March 13

NO CLASS

SPRING BREAK

March 16

Review

March 20

EXAM 2

March 23

Renaissance France: Francis I, Henry II, Louis XIII

Baroque France: Louis XIV

Chapter 8: pgs. 163-170;pgs 170-176

March 27

Rococo: Regence to Louis XV

pgs 176-179

March 30

Louis XVI

pgs 179-184

April 3

Napoleon

handout

April 6

Review notes and readings assigned

Review

EXAM 3

April 10

Good Friday – No School!

April 13

Georgian England: George I

April 17

Robert Adam: George II

Chapter 9: pgs 201-207

April 20

Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton

Handout

April 24

Regency: George III & Revivals in Victorian Era

pgs 229-231 + Handout

April 27

Colonial & Federal America

Chapter 10

April 29

Review notes and readings assigned

Review

 EXAM 4

May 1

Antique Art & Furniture Market

May 4

NO CLASS

May

FINAL

 

PRESENTATIONS

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
ATTENDANCE POLICY FOR THIS CLASS
In case of illness or emergency, the instructor must be notified prior to class by sending an email or leaving a message.  With this prior notification, individuals are allowed three (3) absences if absolutely necessary, i.e., illness, emergency.
Additional absences will hurt your grade dramatically.  Your final semester grade will be lowered 5% for each additional absence.
ATHLETES contact me to let me know if away-games will take you out of class.

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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