ISD380.1: History of Interior Architecture

This course aims to survey the cultural history of interior architecture and design with a specific focus on residential interiors. The approach not only involves studying an interior space and its spatial arrangement, materials, decorative elements, techniques and furniture. Rather, in many cases, the course expands the spatial analysis to issues of domesticity, gender, production, consumption, popular culture and so on. Debates of aesthetics, style, ornament and tectonics which started to preoccupy architects, designers and artists in their daily practices from the mid-nineteenth century on make up an essential part of the course and the discussion sessions. In this course, students also explore the relations between craftsmanship and mass production, between historical works of art and modern artifacts, and between the professional designer and the indigenous creator of space. (INT 2014)

Department: Interior Design

Location: Istanbul

Credits: 3