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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

ACH 208 - History of Ornament, Textiles and Color

3 credit hours - Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
An expansion of History of Interior Design as a continuum with further application to current design approaches. Focuses on color palettes and their historical origins; the use of textiles during those periods, and ornamentation of the interior structures and how it relates to the interior design professional today. Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 106  (formerly ACH 101) and ACH 201 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Correlate the signifigance of historical elements to present day technology
    • Utilize interior design software to compare how furnishing designs reinvent themselves in different eras
    • Create visual timelines of the manufacturing, weaving, or construction of various interior elements
    • Classify interior elements as to a hierarchy of prominant to common
  • Correlate the signifigance of historical elements to present day technology
    • Cite examples of exterior ornamention surfaced in furnishings, textile patterns and wall decoration
    • Acquaint self of how lifestyles influenced the use of interior furnishings historically
    • Dissect architectural features from structures and relate to furnishings of same period and its revivals
  • Create historically correct interiors
    • Perceive individuals in history and their interior environments
    • Depict realistic interior solutions for well known historical figures using only period materials
    • Adhere to the principles of the past using materials from today
    • Document the birth of the interior design profession
  • Examine historical events or inventions that played roles in design evolution
    • Plot timelines of major events affecting textiles, color, and ornamentation
    • Expose student to ancient techniques of colorizing paints, cloth, etc
    • Evaluate how technology altered productivity
  • Compare historical interiors to today’s interior residential environment
    • Utilize available software programs to analyze interior perspectives in current periodicals
    • Evaluate construction techniques past and present
    • Cite examples of how color directions relate historically
  • Compare historical interiors to today’s commercial interior environment
    • Distinguish the merchant environment historically
    • Approximate commercial environments historically to comparables today
    • Document through projects, products universal throughout time
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 9 Global Perspective