This course offers an in-depth examination of works by a select group of iconic American designers, from the 19th century to the present. We will consider the esthetic, social, and historical implications of the design work of Gustav Stickley, Greene & Greene, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, Josef and Anni Albers, Frances Knoll, Herman Miller, and Eliot Noyes, among others. Students from diverse disciplinary approaches (fine arts, photography, and design) are encouraged to enroll so that our discussions will be richly informed by different perspectives. Requirements include: presentations, papers, and participation in discussions. At times this course may be cross-tallied at the graduate level as CAH 6531. Additional work required for graduate level credit is outlined in the course syllabus.