History of Design 1830 to Present: Presentation #1 Assignment: Victorian “Revival” Styles

This assignment was written by Jessica Ainsworth-Truong for use in post-secondary education.  This assignment is not to be used by others without written consent.

Objectives

  • Explain the importation and implementation of design motifs outside the dominant culture into Western culture
  • Analyze images for pertinent information
  • Organize and present information in a group format

Assignment

  1. Each group will be assigned one of the following Victorian styles to research and analyze:
    1. Egyptian Revival
    2. Moorish/Turkish
    3. Indian
    4. Spanish Colonial Revival

Chapters 34 and 38 of your textbook will be especially helpful

  1. Compile at least 14 images that best illustrate
    1. How “foreign” design motifs found their way into English and American design
    2. How these design motifs were used, what they meant, etc.
      • Analyze your images and explain to your audience how these two objectives are achieved
      • Images must include the following
        • Exteriors, interiors, furniture, textiles, and finish materials
        • Include the name of the piece/bldg, location, purpose, and designer and date if known
        • Explanation of the design features and characteristics; historical significance
  2. Organize into a 15 minute slide presentation to share with the class
    1. Please burn the presentation along with a document of your notes onto a CD
      • Label CD with name of presentation, group members, class and quarter
      • Include a bibliography as your last slide
  3. Be prepared to ask questions of the other presenters

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ID3420 History of Design 1830 to the Present       Presentation #1 Grade Sht

 

Included

14 images

bibliography

Quality

Analysis of “revival” elements

EXCELLENT             ABOVE            AVERAGE                        BELOW                        POOR

Analysis of use

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Extent of research

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Organization of presentation

EXCELLENT             ABOVE            AVERAGE                        BELOW                        POOR

Visual Presentation

EXCELLENT             ABOVE            AVERAGE                        BELOW                        POOR

Verbal Presentation

EXCELLENT             ABOVE            AVERAGE                        BELOW                        POOR

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