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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

FA 2012 HO

Faculty

Beasley, Soodie (Ardus)

Title

Adjunct Faculty, Visual Communications

Degrees/Certificates

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

Office Location

MA430C

Office Hours

before and after class; 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; mgfaa.com

Semester Dates

August 20 - December 13

Class Days

---TH---

Class Time

5:30 - 8:10 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
A History of Interior Design


Author: Jeannie Ireland: 

Hardcover: 624 pages

Publisher: Fairchild; illustrated edition edition (October 1, 2008)

ISBN-10: 1563674629

ISBN-13: 978-1563674624

Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.3 x 1.7 inches

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
jstor.com


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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, 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, dialogues, examinations, essays and final visual and verbal presentation. The instructor's goal for each student is to:
further develop methodology for conceptual thinking,
understand the factors that drive decision-making processes,
develop an understanding of the design process from a historical perspective. 

Historical context must be grasped to understand the origins of the profession, as well as the people and time period in which they created these designs. 

With the ever-changing profession, flexibility and adaptability is necessary and critical. 

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. Discuss the value of an original versus that of a reproduction.
  2. Speculate on the historical context and reception of a structure or an interior.
  3. Understand the difference between period, revival and style.
  4. Understand the social, political and economic climate of the times.
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:

Assigned Readings and Class Discussions

Attendance and Participation

Tests

Final Project

Written Assignments accepted for extra credit

Grading:

Class Participation = 50 points

Exams (3 @ 50 pts each) = 150 points

Final = 150 points

TOTAL = 350 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 or facebook 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.

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 1-1/2 (one and a half) absences from class 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.

 

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

August 23

 

Environmental Design:
An Introduction

Introduction

 

 

 

 

August 30

 

Egypt

Pgs 29-60 (pgs 40-60)

 

 

Classical Civilizations: Greece

Pgs 69-99 (pgs 78-99)

 

 

 

 

September 6

 

Classical Civilizations:  Rome

Pgs 101-132

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 13

Review notes and readings assigned

Early Middle Ages/ Vikings and Celts; Romanesque

pgs 187-211

 

 

Late Middle Ages and Gothic

Pgs 213-237; 242-243

 

 

 

 

September 20

 

Review

 

 

 

EXAM 1

 

 

 

 

 

September 27

 

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

 

 

 

 

October 4

 

Baroque Italy

399-404

 

 

Baroque France: Louis XIV

404-406; 410-418

 

 

Baroque England: William & Mary and Queen Anne

408; 426-427

 

 

 

 

October 11

 

Baroque in America

387-391

 

 

Baroque Netherlands

408

 

Review notes and readings assigned

Review

Study handout

 

 

 

 

October 18

NO CLASS

FALL BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

October 25

 

EXAM 2

 

 

 

 

 

November 1

 

France:
Rococo: Regence to Louis XV

pgs 418; Pgs 429-431

 

 

Neoclassicism: Louis XVI

Pgs 431-434; 443-447

 

 

 

 

November 8

 

Georgian England: George I
Robert Adam: George II

Pgs 424-438

 

 

Georgian in America

 

 

 

 

 

November 15

 

George III
Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton; Robert Adam in Scotland

Pg 437-447

 

 

 

 

November 22

Review notes and readings assigned

Napoleon; Geo IV: Regency; Review

pp. 433-434; p. 437-438

 

 



 

November 29

NO CLASS

Thanksgiving

 

 

 

 

 

December 6

 

EXAM 3
Antique Art & Furniture Market
preparations for final

 

 

 

 

 

December 13

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 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 95-96

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 95

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 98

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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