This seminar begins by reviewing the major writings governing the identities of and distinctions between ornament and decoration in architecture, e.g., Owen Jones, Riegl, Sullivan, Beeby, etc. Twentieth-century modernist actions against ornament are also examined. After individual student analysis of Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco production, the focus is on ornament in twenty-first-century design. Readings, exercises, individual final projects, and a portfolio are required. Limited enrollment.

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1216b
Spring 2018
Ornament Theory and Design
Kent Bloomer
1216b
Spring 2017
Ornament Theory and Design
Kent Bloomer
1216b
Spring 2015
Ornament Theory and Design
Kent Bloomer