History of Design 1830 to Present Weekly Schedule

This schedule is based on an eleven week quarter system.  Classes meet twice a week for a total of four hours combined lecture and discussion.

WEEK 1

Monday

  • Introduction of course and review of syllabus
  • Lecture and discussion: The Victorian Era
  • Read: Chs 31-35; 37; 40
  • Assign: Presentation #1; Sketchbook #1

Wednesday

  • Lecture and discussion: English Arts & Crafts and The Aesthetic Movement
  • Read: Chs 41-42

Week 2

Monday

  • Lecture and discussion: American Arts & Crafts
  • Read: Ch 43
  • Assign: Presentation #2

Wednesday

  • Due: Presentation #1

Week 3

Monday

  • Lecture and discussion: Art Nouveau and Viennese Succession
  • Read: Ch 44-45; 48

Wednesday

  • Lecture and discussion: Art Nouveau and Viennese Succession continued

Week 4

Monday

  • Lecture and Discussion: Art Deco and Arte Moderne
  • Read: Ch 51

Wednesday

  • Due: Presentation #2

Week 5

Monday

  • Exam #1
  • Lecture and discussion: Modernism: The Bauhaus and The International Style
  • Assign: Presentation #3
  • Read: Ch 49-50

Wednesday

  • Field Trip: Ramsey County Court House and Saint Paul City Hall, Saint Paul, MN

Week 6

Monday

  • Due: Sketchbook #1
  • Lecture and discussion: Regional Modernism
  • Assign: Sketchbook #2
  • Read: Ch 52

Wednesday

  • Lecture and discussion continued

Week 7

Monday

  • Due: Presentation #3

Wednesday

  • Lecture and discussion: Mid-Century Modernism
  • Read: Chs 53-54

Week 8

Monday

  • Exam #2
  • Lecture and discussion: The Rise of the Office
  • Assign: Presentation #4

Wednesday

  • Lecture and discussion: Pop and PostModern
  • Read: Chs 55-57

Week 9

Monday

  • Field Trip: Design Within Reach

Wednesday

  • Lecture and discussion: Minimalism, Deconstructivism, and The End of the 20th Century
  • Read: Ch 60

Week 10

Monday

  • Lecture and discussion: Contemporary Design and Issues of Sustainability
  • Read: Ch 59

Wednesday

  • Due: Presentation #4

Week 11

Monday

  • Due: Sketchbook #2
  • Lecture wrap up

Wednesday

  • Exam #3
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