PID-24 History of Furniture and Ornament

The Faculty of Interior Architecture / Interior Architecture
2nd Year, sem 1, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
Course Leader:
prof. Răzvan Mihai Luscov
Learning outcomes:
Navigate through the main styles of history of furniture, identifying patterns that characterize each period
Introduction. Definition. Functions. The furniture as an extension of the human body / function of representation. Ornament. Origins.
Dictionary of terms. The Classical Greek and Romanian orders in architecture
The furniture of ancient Egypt / ancient Greece / ancient Rome
Middle Ages furniture The furniture suited for transport/ migration, furniture evolved in monasteries, Renaissance
Appearance of interior architecture as it is understood today
Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI furniture types, ornamental characteristic
Empire, Biedermeier, Thonet / innovations, appearance of the industrial production, designed by engineers in the U.S. types of furniture, examples of furniture designers, ornamental characteristic
Art Nouveau, Germany / Belgium, Austria, Scotland, France personalities, ornaments characteristic
Art Deco, Machine Age, Bauhaus, de Stijl, International Style, new ornaments, examples of personalities, Romanian modernism
The classics of the twentieth century: Wright, Le Corbusier, Aalto
Deutsche Werkbund, metal and glass furniture
The post-war era
Population growth, mass production of the United States / Charles Eames
Scandinavian Furniture, The Italian "Boom"
Sixties technological advances and the plastic furniture
Seventies and Eithies Postmodern, High-tech and other contemporary trends
Profession designer
Teaching Method:
Power point presentations and periodical evaluations
Final exam 50% + 25% for lecture attendance + 25% periodical written evaluations
Beazley, Mitchell The elements of Design, General Editor Noel Riley, London, 2003
Sassone, Adriana Furniture from rococo to art deco, Ed. Evergreen,Koln, 1988
Pile, John A history of Interior Design, Laurence King Publishing, London, 2000
Morley, John Furniture The Western tradition, Ed. Thames & Hudson, Londra, 1999
Hauffe, Thomas Design, A Concise History, Laurance King Publishing, Londra, 1998
Whitford, Frank Bauhaus, Ed. Thames & Hudson, Londra, 2000
Dormer, Peter Design since 1945, Ed. Thames & Hudson, Londra, 1998
Sembah, Leuthauser, Le design du meuble au XX e Siecle, Taschen, Koln, 1989, cod III 37 Tempus
Conran, Terence The Conran Directory of Design, Ed. Octopus Conran, Londra, 1985
Valdos, Ana Maria Classic furniture, Ed. Atrium Internacional, Mexico, 2002
Bedel, Jean Le grand guide des styles, Ed. Hachette, Paris, 1996
Wills, Geoffrey Il mobile storia progetisti tipi e stili, Ed. Arnoldo Mondadori, Milano, 1983
McCorquodale, Charles, The history of Interior Decoration, Ed. Phaidon, Oxford, 1988
Boger, Louise Ade The complete guide to furniture styles, New York, cod II 2700
Aussel, A tudes des styles du mobilier, Ed. Dumond, cod II 36 Tempus
Ionescu, Florin & Nastase, Vasile,
Proiectarea mobilierului și a interioarelor, Ed. Tehnică, București, 1970, cod II 2571
Collins, Miller, Post modern Design, Academy Edition, London, cod III3259
Miller, Craig, Modern Design, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, cod III3428
XXX, Design 1935-1963 What Modern Was, Mussee des Arts Decoratifs de Montreal, cod III 3429
Neset, Gilles, L Art dea annees 20, cod III 3332

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