This course will examine the history and theory of interiors in the 19th and 20th centuries. It will focus on the evolution of interior design as a discipline and the critical texts representative of that complex period known as "modernism." The course will cover important transformations resulting from the industrial revolution, and movements such as the Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, De Stijl, Bauhaus and International Style and will trace shifts in thought in the latter half of the 20th century that have evolved into contemporary work. The course will primarily be presented as a series of thematic lectures supported by extensive visual materials. The lectures will advance and attempt to come to terms with important ideas, and events that emerged during this period as they are exemplified by, and examined in conjunction with analytic readings of key works of interior design.