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Art 4970 & 6911 History of 19th and 20th Century Design

The Forest,Tapestry by William Morris,
J.H. Dearle and Phillip Webb
woven by Morris & Co., 1887.

Highlights of this course

The History of Design course ranges from the Medieval urban workshops to post-modern design. Supplemental lecture materials written by Professor Michael Duffy with extensive illustrations and links to relevant internet web sites are available in the "Virtual Sessions" area. Lecture topics include Industrial Design, The Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, Art Deco Movements and Post Modern design. Important reference materials on reserve at Joyner Library are also available via "Electronic Reserves" to distance education students through the "Related Resources"area of this course.

Course Description

The course examines the principal historical and stylistic periods in the history of design during the late Nineteenth through the Twentieth Century. We will explore the relationship between the designer and the object of design, and how the relationship may have evolved within different industries and media over time.

Staff Information

Professor Michael Duffy
School of Art
Jenkins Fine Art Center 1334
Office Phone: 252-328-6265

Course Meeting Times

2 Sessions 1.25 hours
11:00-12:15 Tues., Thurs