DRAMA 518 A: History of Style - Dress, Architecture and Functional Decor

Meeting Time: 
TTh 5:30pm - 7:20pm
Location: 
HUT 130
SLN: 
13688
Joint Sections: 
DRAMA 416 A
Instructor: 
Kira Ann Franz-Knight

Syllabus Description:

This class xamines the role of the functional arts in the formation of cultural identity in Western Civilization. Occupying that tenuous space between fine art and the everyday, functional art refers to aesthetic objects that serve utilitarian purposes such as fashion, architecture, graphic design, and furniture.

While examining the specific cultural, socio-economic, and political functions of these objects, we will investigate the multifaceted ways that shifting concepts of gender, religion, status, and place have informed history and visual arts in the west.

Catalog Description: 
Surveys the history of western design and visual culture from Ancient Greece through today. Covers a range of artistic fields, including clothing, the decorative arts, and architecture and pays particular attention to the sociological, religious, political and economic climates that shape the way we dress and decorate the world around us. Historic representations of the functional arts in film, television and theatre will also be analyzed. Offered: A.
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
May 9, 2019 - 9:03pm