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AR 390 History of the Designed Environ:Mid-19th Century to Present
Beasley, Ardus


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Course

AR 390 History of the Designed Environ:Mid-19th Century to Present

Semester

SP 2012 HO

Faculty

Beasley, Ardus (SOODIE)

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Post-Baccalaureate Professional Level Designation in Interior Architecture and Design;
M.A. Art History
B.A. Art History

Office Location

MA430C

Office Hours

before and after class, and by appointment

Daytime Phone

323.244.8303 (cell)

Other Phone

816-437.8330 (office)

E-Mail

ardus.beasley@park.edu

info@soodiebeasley.com

soodieb@gmail.com

Web Page

http://www.soodiebeasley.com

Semester Dates

January 16 - May 11, 2012

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:30 - 8:10 PM

Prerequisites

preferably AR298

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Jeannie Ireland's History of Interior Design (2009)
 
(secondary market: http://www.amazon.com/History-Interior-Design-Jeannie-Ireland/dp/1563674629/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325020561&sr=8-1)

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Suggested additional reading:

  • Judith Miller’s Chairs, (2009) 
  • Judith Miller’s 20th Century Design (2009)
  • Penny Sparke’s A Century of Design: Design Pioneers of the 20th Century (1998)
  • Merrill and Iovine: Modern Americana: Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam

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http://www.jstor.com
http://designmuseum.org/design/introduction
http://www.1stdibs.com
http://www.treadwaygallery.com
http://www.ragoarts.com
http://lamodern.com/

Course Description:
AR 390 History of the Designed Environment- Mid 19th-Century to Present: This continuation of the study of architecture, interiors, furniture and the decorative arts in the context of Western culture begins with the aesthetic movements of the late 19th Century and progresses through the modern and post-modern movements of the 20th century, ending with a survey of present and future design trends and an overview of interior designers and decorators from the beginning of the 20th century until present day. 

Students will understand modern design movements in the context of the immense social changes that took place beginning with the industrial revolution and continuing through the information age. Students will learn to identify the work of individual 20th century architects and furniture designers. Prerequisite: AR298 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Understanding the past will help you make better choices for the future as a designer.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the elements and characteristics that define the design movements that took place from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
  2. Connect modern design movements to their context: historical events, geographical area, culture, religion, art and literature.
  3. Recognize the work of significant interior designers and architects, classifying the work according to its place in time and the design movement it represents.
  4. Identify modern furniture, especially chairs, by the designer's name and the design movement each represents.
  5. Make connections between the design of the built environment and its impact on our personal and working lives.
  6. Identify and analyze design trends for the early 21st Century.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. 1. How to research information
  2. 2. How to think critically
  3. 3. How to organize your thoughts
  4. 4. How to communicate your knowledge to others in a clear, effective manner
Core Assessment:
Test covering text, lectures, and discussions  (outcomes 1-4)
Tests identifying visual images (outcomes 3 and 4)
Completion of research assignments (outcomes 3 and 4)
Completion of core assessment project: a research project with oral presentation (outcomes1,2,5,6)





Class Assessment:

There will be three (3) ESSAYS and one final presentation (students have an option to write a 10 page paper and deliver a 10 minute presentation for the final).

Grading:
Assigned Readings, Class Participation and Attendance = 75 points

Three (3) Essays  = 75 points EACH

Final = 200 points


TOTAL = 500 points
 

Letter Grade Policy

Letter

Number of Points

Percent

A

405 - 450

90-100

B

360 - 404

80-89.9

C

315-359

70-79.9

D

270-314

60-69.9

F

269 or below

Below 59.9

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).

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

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Dates for lectures and assignments will be subject to revision!! You are asked to read the appropriate sections of your textbook for the subjects listed. As well as any other additional readings assigned. 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 writing an essay, 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. Essay topics come from class lectures and not the assigned textbook. This information will serve you well throughout your career.

No cell phone use or texting under the desk. Turn your cell phone ringer off. Laptop computers ONLY allowed when taking notes. ABSOLUTELY no checking Facebook or email during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

 DATES

 TOPICS

 ASSIGNMENTS

READINGS & ASSIGNEMTNS TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE CLASS

 January 19

 Introduction

 January 26

 Victorian England

 Chapter 18

pgs 459-479

 Victorian Era in America

 February 2

 Beaux-Arts

 Chapter 19

pgs 481 - 487

 & Eclecticism

 February 9

 Aesthetic Movement - England

 Chapter 19

pgs 487 - 493

 Arts + Crafts Movement -   America

 February 16

 Art Nouveau - Europe

Chapter 19

pgs 493-497

+ additional handout

 Art Nouveau - UK

 February 23

 Movie Day! – LC Tiffany

 Art Nouveau – America  
 & The Emergence of  
 Modernism – Louis Sullivan

*Review*

p. 519

Handout

 March 1

 Movie Day – Frank Lloyd Wright –

Mini Essay Due

pgs 515-518

 part 1 and 2 prepare for a LONG class


 

 March 8

 Art Deco – France

Chapter 20

 pgs 522-526

 & America

 March 12-16

 NO CLASS

SPRING BREAK

 March 22

 Bauhaus (MOVIE DAY!!)

 pgs 520

 Streamline Modern - Design
 during the Depression (1930s)

 pgs 355-361

 March 29

 The power of Film:
1940s and Hollywood Movies

*Review*

April 5

 

Danish Modern

 

Mini Essay Due

pgs 539

 1950s: The New Modernism

 I’m trying to get a hold of a PBS film on Charles & Ray Eames

 April 12

 The Mid-Century Modern House

 pgs 532 and 538

(Eichler, Neutra, Schindler)

 April 19

 1960s 1970s:

pg 541

 Action and Reaction

 April 26

 1980s : Postmodernism

1990s-2000s

pg 541

review: Chapters 19-21

 

 May 3

 Rise of the Interior Decorator - part 1

Mini Essay Due

pgs 526-528

 Rise of the Interior Decorator - part 2

handout

 May 10

FINAL

5:00-9:00

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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