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Last approved: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:03:56 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 16 May 2017 17:29:03 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
Survey of Decorative Arts and Design I
Decorative Arts/Design I
Fall 2017
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graduate students


Elizabeth Deans
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Overview of major historical developments in decorative arts and design from the 1400s through the 1700s. Focus on objects from Italy, France, England, Germany, and the Netherlands.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:

-Distinguish and understand chronologies of stylistic developments in the decorative arts
-Complete critical analysis of objects, interiors, and architecture as indicators of taste, culture, society, religion and politics
-Understand the roles of major artisans, designers, artists, and architects from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century in Europe
-Interpret reading material in assignments and apply to course content
-Build their analytic abilities in order to understand the crucial history of materials, economy, history, politics, and religion as the influences and underpinnings of decorative art history
-Refine their vocabulary of decorative arts, design, and architectural terminology
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AH 2161 and 2162/History of European Decorative Arts and History of American Decorative Arts are organized differently and are undergraduate class offered by the Art History Program.
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gharris (Thu, 11 May 2017 16:18:29 GMT): Rollback: further review in context of proposed CDAD 6571
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