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History of Interior Design & Furniture


The history of interior design and furniture encompasses numerous styles, movements, and individual artistic contributions. It also reflects the influence of cultural, political, and social developments. A basic understanding of this history is important for the professional interior designer who may often look to the past seeking inspiration. This class will entail the study of a progression of historical interiors, styles, movements and furniture. Each will be examined for their inherent qualities and contributions in order to more fully understand the role of history in contemporary practice. Site visits to regional collections may be arranged to meet the class schedule.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills BArch: HT Elective, BDS-HTC: Concentration Elective by Permission of ID Head, BID: HT Elective
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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