PID-16 Interior Design – Evolution and Trends

The Faculty of Interior Architecture / Furniture and Interior Design
2nd Year, sem 1, 2021-2022 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
Interior Design and Design
Course Leader:
prof.dr.arh. Beatrice-Gabriela Jöger
Learning outcomes:

The course aims to enable the students to select, organize and coordinate the interior design elements and the objects contained by the interior space.
1. The capacity to underline the interdependence between the built space (envelope) and the objects that are forming the interior ambience (content).
2. To learn the characteristics of different historical styles, in order to use them properly as references during the design process as students and later as professionals.
3. To work with stylistic invariants in order to realize harmonious and unitary interior compositions.
4. To develop a stylistic research, to select and synthesize the information in order to use them into projects.


1. Arredamento - defining the term and its meaning (interior space with its outer skin and content).
Analyzing the arredamento with specific tools, following the reference epochs:
1. Egyptian Antiquity
2. Greek and Etruscan Antiquity
3. Roman Antiquity
4. Byzantine Civilization
5. Middle Ages – 8th-15th C.
6. 16th C. – Renaissance and Mannerism
7. 17th C. – Classicism and Baroque
8. 18th C. – from Classicism to Baroqueand Roccoco and back
9. A Cahnging World – the treshold between 18th and 19th centuries
10. 19th C. – Eclectism and more
11. A new approach of art and architecture: Art Nouveau
12. Rationalism, The Bauhaus School and Internațional Style
13. Art Deco and its Post-modern and contemporary influences
14. Trends in Post-War interior design. Studies, launching, areas of expression. A paradigmatic architect: Carlo Scarpa.

Teaching Method:

Theoretic lectures with images and computer processed images.


Admitted to examination with a minimum of 50%+1 presence in class.
Examination - depending on the sanitary conditions and restrictions the Exam will take place at UAUIM or online. It will be communicated to the students in due time.
Final grade: 50% active presence in class + 50% examination


Author, title, year, Library classification quota
Argan, Giulio Carlo, L’arte moderna 1770/1970, Sansoni S.p.A, Firenze; CAR II 2918 ARG
CAR I 7149 ARG (romana)
Aussel, A., Etudes des styles du mobilier, Paris, Dunod 1991 CAR II 36 TEMPUS AUS
Berain, Jean, Decorations Interieurs style Louis XIV (album), Paris, A. Morel st Cie. [s.a.] CAR III 251 BER
Birren, F., Colour for Interiors, Whitney Library of Design, New York 1963 CAR II 1843 BIR
Bottineau, Yves, L’Art Baroque, Paris, Mazenod 1986 CAR III 30 TEMPUS BOT
***, Călători străini despre țările române, vol. I-VI, București 1970-1976; CAR II 2485 HOL
Coche de la Ferte, Etienne, L’Art de Byzance, Paris, Mazenod 1981 CAR III 28 TEMPUS FER
Dâmboianu, Anton, Amenajarea locuinței, Ed. Tehnică, București 1962 CAR I 2171 DAM
Dâmboianu, Anton, Amenajarea interioară, note de curs CAR III 5140 DAM
Dittmann, Lorentz, Stil, simbol, structură, București 1988; CAR I 8529 DIT
Fletcher, Bannister, A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method, London 1961; CAR II 7242 FLE
Friedmann, Arnold; Pile, John F.; Wilson, Forrest, Interior Design – An Introduction to Architectural Interiors, American Elsevier Inc, New York 1970; CAR II 2690 FRI
Ghyka, Matila C., Estetica și teoria artei, Ed. Științifică și Enciclopedică, București 1984 CAR I 6689 GHY
Ghyka, Matila C., Le Nombre d’Or, Paris, Nouvelle Edition Francaise 1931 CAR II 3308 GHY
Giedion, Siegfried, Space, Time and Architecture, London, Mass. Harvard University Press 1967 CAR II 2358 GIE
Grabar, André, L’art de la fin de l’Antiquite et du Moyen Age, vol 1, Paris, College de France 1968; CAR III 2320 GRA
Graur, Neaga, Stilurile în arta decorativă, București, ed. Ceres 1970 CAR I 3380 GRA
Frieling, Heinrich, Influence psichologique et dinamisme des couleurs dans les interieurs CAR I 3281 FRI
Iorga, Nicolae, Les arts mineurs en Roumanie, București, Editions de l’Imprimerie de l’Etat 1934 CAR III 88 IOR
Iorga, Nicolae și Balș, George, Histoire de l’art roumain ancien, Paris, E. De Boccard Editeur 1922; CAR II 36 IOR
Lauritzen, Peter, Zielke, Alexander, Palaces of Venice, Oxford, Phaidon press Ltd. 1978 CAR III 3284 LAU
Michelis, P.A., Estetica Arhitecturii, București, Ed. Meridiane 1982; CAR I 7148 MIC
Norberg Schulz, Christian, La significacion dans l’architecture occidentale, Liege, Pierre Mardaga 1977 CAR II 5041 SCH
Norberg Schulz, Christian, Existence, Space and Architecture, London, Studio Vista 1971 CAR I 3803 NOR
Panofsky, Erwin, Artă și semnificație, București, ed. Meridiane 1980 CAR I 6072 PAN
Patrulius, Radu, Locuința în timp și spațiu, Ed. Tehnică, București 1975; CAR II 3140 PAT
Pevsner, Nikolaus, Pioneers of Modern Design: from William Morris to Walter Gropius, London, Penguin Books 1972 CAR I 4472 PEV
Porter, Tom și Mikellides, Byron, Colour for Architecture, Studio Vista, London 1976; CAR III 2246 POR
Stoica, Georgeta, Interiorul locuinței țărănești, București CAR I 4160 STO
Talbot Rice, D., Kunst aus Byzanz, München 1959 CAR III 1426 TAL
Verlet, Pierre (ed.), Le style Louis XV, Paris, Librairie Larousse 1942; CAR I 84 REA
Wölfflin, Heinrich, Principii fundamentale ale istoriei artei, București, Ed. Meridiane 1978 CAR I 9306 WOL


Methodology for conducting the exam
in the course "Interior design - evolution and trends" (DIET)
for the January-February 2022 session

1. At the beginning of the exam session, on Google drive, at, will be posted the situation with the attendance and the roadmap for the course participants.
This address will be used to communicate the documents related to this year's DIET exam, for all exam sessions (including arrears).

2. The examination shall take place on 31 January 2022 starting at 10.00 o'clock, as established by the FAI Session Schedule.

3. The exam will take place on the Zoom platform and through Google forms, in real time. The exam will take place in series of '16 students, chosen at random from all students enrolled in the course. The series, their scheduling at exam time intervals and the connection coordinates on the Zoom platform will be announced on Google drive in the day before the exam.
On the date and time set for the exam for each series, students will log in to the dedicated zoom session where the attendees will present the student ID and I will record the presence (to have a means of controlling the recording of all results) and then share the chat link to the Google Form where there is the exam questionnaire.
The exam will consist of completing this questionnaire to which you will have to give a short and objective answer. The questionnaire is a visual one, each question will have an image about which you will have to say what you know, preferably (and as importance):
- style / epoch / century, representing / name of building, author (if known), year of realization (if known).
In order to be able to refine the assessment of the answers, the total score of the test is 100 (for grade 10), with 10 points ex officio (i.e. grade 1, if no answer is correct). Each question is displayed with the maximum score that can be obtained with a correct and complete answer.
The completion of the questionnaire is estimated at about 10 minutes.
The test result is collected automatically, but the grading (assessment) will be done manually, customized for each answer given.
ATTENTION: After the end of the time period allocated to the respective series, it will not be possible to register the completed forms.

4. After the correction of the works, the averages will be made according to the communicated and present algorithm and on the UAUIM website atții/interior/interior/discipline-obligatorii/pid-16/, respectively the final grade consists of: 50% active attendance + 50% Exam.
The catalog (with serial numbers) will be made available to students on Google drive, for any comments. These can be sent to:

5. If for 72 hours after the posting there are no comments, the catalog of the discipline will be sent to the Secretariat, as a final version.