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1 AIA CES Elective Learning Unit
From the nature-inspired designs of the Arts and Crafts movement to the contemporary designs of today, 20th Century furniture is a reflection of the diverse movements occurring in Europe and America throughout the last century. Explore furniture designs of the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Deco, International Style, the Bauhaus, Post-War design, Post-Modernism, and Contemporary movement. The lecture emphasizes furniture styles as works of art in their own right, as well as in relation to their interior settings and the social and political influences that inspired them. We’ll discuss construction techniques and materials, including fabrics, woods, and decorative elements.
Eleanor Schrader has done graduate work in fine and decorative arts at Sotheby’s Institute in London and New York, and graduate studies in architectural history at USC. She is Professor Emeritus of Art and Architectural History at Santa Monica College. She conducts architectural tours in Los Angeles, has worked for a fine arts auction house, and has served as a Design Review Commissioner for the City of Beverly Hills. She was awarded the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts Instructor of the Year Award in 2002 and the UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor Award in 2008.
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