Design History

In Design History students will survey the major events, objects, themes and controversies that are the foundation for contemporary practice in Design. The focus will be on 20th and 21st century design history in order to establish a historical context for our contemporary practice. This course will prepare students for the historical research, analysis and writing that they will engage in during their thesis year. Ultimately students will find that the history of design is not only about objects, but more importantly about ideas.