Introductions, Description of class format, Review of Syllabus
Introductory Discussion: What are the principles of interior design?
Sign up for an orientation time to Archives:
Library Orientation: Before next class, take a trip to the library to get antiquated with periodicals and ID references.
The New School Archives & Special Collections
Content focuses on 20th Century Interior Design. Take a look at resources online
Assignment: due on 1/29/19 at 7pm
Based on the themes and elements discussed in the opening lecture and syllabus, curate a collection of six photographed or drawn period rooms/interior spaces that studies a dominant Interior Design principles. Print individually (full bleed) on 11×17 or 8.5×11 and post to the blog. They should be considered noteworthy. When posting to the blog, site the sources, using Chicago style, under each image. In addition to your prints, bring trace paper, ruler and a pencil.
Lighting + Phenomena
the Body + Scale
Tone + Color
Form + Materiality
Focus on changes over time. (For example: a sequence of rooms that addresses Lighting from oil lamps to programmable LEDs or a sequence of rooms that explores changing Patterns from the Baroque to the early Modernism to Digital Computation.) You will primarily use the Parsons Library(periodicals and reference books). In addition, you may use the online collections of New School Archives_Digital Collection, The Cooper-Hewitt , MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Contemporary references can be acquired through search engines based on Professor recommendations. Additional recommendations can be made through consultation with Professor. This class is about compare and contrast in precedent resources, from pinterest/intagram (carefully selected) to historic examples across the ages.
Next week, we will do an in-class writing and analytical drawing workshop that visually analyses and critically assesses this sequence of photographs or drawings. We will break down the drawing or photograph visually and trace over drawings to asses the other elements of design in its relationship to its dominant design element. This will start your research for the semester that may inspire an approach for your semester projects. Photo copy drawings on 11x17sheets and bring trace paper and different thicknesses of markers. Post originals and source (Designer, year, location) to blog. Post written analysis and visual analysis to the blog at the end of class.
LIST OF NOTEWORTHY INTERIOR DESIGNERS:
Maison du Brésil
Mies van der Rohe
Aino and Alvar Aalto
Ray and Charles Eames
Florence Knoll and Herbert Matter
Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier
Roman and Erwan Bouroullec
Fernando and Humberto Campana
Andres Jaque / Office for Political Innovation
INTERIOR DESIGN PERIODS:
You have access to our spaces. We have 3 library locations, plus the Archives and Special Collections. See these spaces in our short video introduction. Learn more about what you have access to through our Access Chart, located under the Access and Borrowing tab on the website.
Principles of Interior Design
INTERIOR DESIGN PERIODS
These style period are documented in our collections of student work. Parsons School of Design Interior Design students needed to collect or create documentation of period architecture and furnishings:
- Mariette Cassels student notebooks
- Ina Dell Marvin student work
- Dero Darwin, Jr. papers
- Frank Alvah Parsons lectures on period rooms
- Parsons School of Design academic departments/Student work/Measured drawings from 1930s
- Bruce Buttfield renderings and photographs
- Mariette Cassels student notebooks (see above)
- Lyman Martin papers
- Raymond Waldron papers
- Edward Wormley papers