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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 2008 HO

Faculty

Beasley, Ardus (Soodie)

Title

Adjunct

Degrees/Certificates

Post-Baccalaureate Professional Level Designation in Interior Architecture and Design
MA, Art History
BA, Art History

Office Location

Interior Desigh Department

Office Hours

by appointment

Daytime Phone

323.244.8303

E-Mail

Ardus.Beasley@park.edu

soodieb@gmail.com

Semester Dates

January 14-May 9, 2008

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

11:35 - 12:50 PM

Prerequisites

none

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

John Pile. A History of Interior Design.
Second Edition. (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2005) [ISBN 0-471-46434-1]

OR

John Pile. A History of Interior Design.
First Edition. (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2000) [ISBN 0-471-35666-2]
 

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Additional Resources:
Robbie G. Blakemore. History of Interior Design & Furniture: From Ancient Egypt to Nineteenth-Century Europe.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.

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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.

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).

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, examinations, research through websites and self-guided gallery tours. This class wil give you practicle information that you will use in the interior design profession.

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:

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.
 
There will be four (4) EXAMS and one final presentation.

Grading:

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

Class Participation and Attendance = 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:

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. Review your notes after each class.

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:
 

DATES

ASSIGNMENTS

TOPICS

READINGS TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE CLASS

January 15

Introduction

January 17

Furniture: An Introduction

January 22

Prehistoric Civilizations

Chapter 1

January 24

Classical Civilizations: Greece and Rome

Chapter 2

January 29

Vikings & Celts

Handout

January 31

Early Middle Ages

Chapter 3: pgs 55-67

February 5

Late Middle Ages: Romanesque & Gothic

Chapter 5: pgs 99-119

February 7

Review notes and readings assigned

Review

 EXAM 1

February 12

Renaissance Italy

Chapter 6: pgs 121-143

February 14

Baroque Italy

Chapter 7: 145-153

February 19

Renaissance England -Tudor

pgs 191-192

February 21

Handout

February 26

Elizabethan/Jacobean

pgs 192-199

February 28

William & Mary; Queen Anne

pgs 199-201 + Handout

March 4

Baroque Netherlands

pgs 189-191; 159-161

March 6

Review notes and readings assigned

Review

 EXAM 2

March 11

NO CLASS

SPRING BREAK

March 13

NO CLASS

SPRING BREAK

March 18

Renaissance France: Francis I, Henry II, Louis XIII

Chapter 8: pgs. 163-170

March 20

Baroque France: Louis XIV

pgs 170-176

March 25

Rococo: Regence to Louis XV

pgs 176-179

March 27

Louis XV & Court Life

Handout

April 1

Louis XVI

pgs 179-184

April 3

Neoclassicism

handout

April 8

Review notes and readings assigned

Review

 EXAM 3

April 10

Georgian England

Chapter 9: pgs 201-207

April 15

Robert Adam

Handout

April 17

Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton

Handout

April 22

Regency: George III & Revivals in Victorian Era

pgs 229-231 + Handout

April 24

Colonial & Federal America

Chapter 10

April 29

Review notes and readings assigned

Review

 EXAM 4

May 1

Antique Art & Furniture Market

May 6

NO CLASS

May 8

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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.
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