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History of Modern Design
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal studies, including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%, and an overall average of 60%.
This lecture course provides a broad overview of the history and philosophy of design in the 20th century. Focusing primarily on Europe and North America, we examine the evolution of Modern design as both an artistic movement and a response to the historical conditions of modernity. The work of individual designers, architects, urban planners and critics is studied in relationship to the larger movements of the period, including such factors as social and technological change.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 2B01 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Priority registration for Criticism and Curatorial Practice, Environmental Design and Industrial Design majors.

Priority registration for this course will be lifted on August 1, 2011.

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated June 23, 2011 - 11:02 AM