History of Modern Design
The history of both print and object design fromythe beginning of the nineteenth century throughythe modern era will be studied in terms of artyhistory, technology, politics, economics, andyconsumer behavior. This course is interested inya broad definition of design and will address itsydevelopment through and examination of objects ofyvaried materials, architecture, and graphicymedia. Furniture, textiles, lighting,yappliances, books, magazines, posters, and otheryforms of advertisement will serve to illustrateythe modern designer's response to an everychanging consumer culture. Students will be ableyto articulate the significance of design inyrelation to society and will gain anyunderstanding of the evolution of design throughythe modern era.