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The History of Interiors: From Classical to Contemporary Design

Discover how ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece, as well as their symbols for power and religion, influenced the evolution of interior design, eventually resulting in the practical and minimalist interiors of today. In this interactive online course, learn to identify different period styles, from the iconic classical to Arts and Crafts to contemporary design. Gain an understanding of how design influenced architecture and construction became a key component of home life. Also, get to know legendary interior designers such as Elsie de Wolfe who is known as the “mother of interiors” and Charlotte Perriand who aimed to create the functional living spaces we see today.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of how interior design has evolved over time
  • Familiarity with notable interior designers
  • The ability to identify different period styles

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Practicing and aspiring interior decorators
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.