A History of Design



Do you know your Baroque from your Bauhaus? In this survey of design and decorative style from the Renaissance to the Post-war period, learn how to look at objects with a connoisseur ‘s eye.

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This course presents an overview of major movements in the history of Western decorative art and design, covering the period from c.1450 to 1960. It will examine a range of objects including textiles, ceramics, furniture and metalwork, as well as integrated decorative interior schemes. The fine arts of painting and sculpture will be cross-referenced to enhance the understanding of changes in the artistic environment as a whole. Collections and historic sites that are easily accessible will be highlighted so that group members are able to visit works referenced in person once lockdown is lifted The two hours, offered online through ‘Zoom’ or ‘Teams’ will be taught in an informal lecture/ discussion format with Powerpoint presentations shared on screen. There will be a 15-minute break in the middle of the session. Students are encouraged to engage in discussion and lecture materials will be shared by email.


Student Enrolment Team at Morley College London
Morley College London - Waterloo Centre
61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
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5 weeks (11:00am to 4:00pm)


9th June 2021

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