History of Interior Design 1

This lecture course examines interiors, planning, spatial relationships, decoration and furniture from the Ancient world through Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, up to and including the 18th century. The course emphasizes the formation of architecture and interiors throughout history, focusing on the ways in which material and social culture have influenced its developments and stylistic characteristics over time. The work of important designers, furniture makers and artists are studied along with their design philosophies. The course will primarily be presented as a series of thematic lectures supported by extensive visual materials.