History of Interiors and Furniture
Frank Heitzman, Instructor
The study of the history of furniture from antiquity to the present with emphasis on the western world. Individual pieces are analyzed in terms of design motif, construction, period, style, designer, and use.
Text: Pile, John. History of Interior Design.
Recommended Text: Morley, John. History of Furniture: Three Thousand Years of Style, Form & Design.
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Have a general understanding of the historical development of furniture styles.
Recognize and call by name the most important styles.
Understand how historical styles relate to the architectural styles of the same period.
Sketch styles emphasizing the most important features.
Understand the difference between historical authenticity and reproduction and appreciate both.
Communicate about furniture.
Know how to learn more, by visiting galleries, museums, libraries, and markets.Styles of Antiquity
Finish Styles of Antiquity - styles of middle ages
Italian Renaissance, Spain, Spanish America
Begin English Furniture.