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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 2010 HO

Faculty

Beasley, Ardus (Soodie)

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. Art History; M.A. in Art History;
Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts;
Post-Baccalaureate Professional Level Designation in Interior Architecture and Design

Office Hours

before and after class; by appointment

Daytime Phone

323.244.8303

Other Phone

816.437.8330

E-Mail

ardus.beasley@park.edu

soodieb@gmail.com

Semester Dates

January 14 – May 8

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:30 - 8:10 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Jeannie Ireland, History of Interior Design, 2009
 
Recommended:
John Pile, History of Interior Design

Florence de Dampierre, Chairs: A History

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Recommended:
John Pile, History of Interior Design

Florence de Dampierre, Chairs: A History

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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, architecture, and interior design. The study begins with antiquity and progresses through mid-1800. 

Educational Philosophy:

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


Dates for lectures, assignments and exams will be subject to revision!! You are asked to read the appropriate sections of your textbook [Jeannie Ireland, 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.

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.


  Instructor 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 each design period or style and a few key designers of
  3. • Connect the design of the built environment to its context: historical events, geographical area, culture, religion, art and fine art.
  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:
 

DATES

ASSIGNMENTS

TOPICS

READINGS TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE CLASS

January 14

Furniture: An Introduction

Introduction

January 21

Egypt

Pgs 29-60 (pgs 40-60)

Classical Civilizations: Greece

Pgs 69-99 (pgs 78-99)

January 28

Classical Civilizations:  Rome

Pgs 101-132

Early Middle Ages/ Vikings and Celts

Handout

February 4

Romanesque

pgs 187-211

Review notes and readings assigned

Review

Review handout (emailed)

February 11

EXAM 1

Late Middle Ages: and Gothic

Pgs 213-237; 242-243

February 18

Renaissance Italy

Pgs 245-271

Renaissance France: Francis I, Henry II, Louis XIII  

Pgs 273-283

(we’re not covering Spanish, Portuguese, German or Russian renaissance, but please feel free to read)

Renaissance England -Tudor Elizabethan/Jacobean

297-321

Review time line

326-327

February 25

Baroque Italy

399-404

Baroque France: Louis XIV

404-406; 410-418

Baroque England: William & Mary and Queen Anne

408; 426-427

            

Baroque in America

387-391

March 4

Baroque Netherlands

408

Review notes and readings assigned

Review

March 11

NO CLASS

SPRING BREAK

March 18

EXAM 2

Rococo: Regence to Louis XV

pgs 418

March 25

Neoclassicism

Pgs 429-431

France: Louis XVI

Pgs 431-434; 443-447

April 1

Georgian England: George I
Robert Adam: George II

Pgs 424-438; 449-451

    … in America

 

 

April 8

Review

 

Napoleon

pgs 447-449

April 15

George III
Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton

Handout

April 22

EXAM 3

Geo IV: Regency

Pg 437 + Handout

April 29

Review notes and readings assigned

Review
Antique Art & Furniture Market
preparations for final

 

May 6

FINAL

PRESENTATIONS

Grading:

Assigned Readings and Class Discussions
 
Attendance and Participation

Tests

Written Assignments or Projects

Class Participation = 50 points

Exams (3 @ 100 pts each) = 300 points

Final = 100 points

TOTAL = 500 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
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.

Extra credit is available by writing a three-page paper, on approval of the instructor.


Classroom 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:

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The study begins with antiquity and progresses through the mid-1800s.

Students will study primarily interiors and furniture, as well as some decorative arts and architecture in the context of the history of Western culture.

  • Students will understand the impact the built environment of the past has on our current environment and design practices.
  • Connections will be made between past and present and between art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decorative arts.
  • Student will demonstrate their knowledge through three tests and one final project.

Decorative art is traditionally defined as ornamental and functional works in ceramic, wood, glass, metal, or textile. The field includes ceramics, furniture, furnishings, interior design, and architecture. The decorative arts are often categorized in opposition to the "fine arts", namely, painting, drawing, photography, and large-scale sculpture. Some distinguish between decorative and fine art based on functionality, intended purpose, importance, status as a unique creation, or single-artist production. Decorative arts, or furnishings, may be fixed (for example, wallpaper), or moveable (for example, lamps).

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 .

Additional Information:
Additional Learning Outcomes:



       
  • 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. 


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