4.657
Design: The History of Making Things

Enrollment: 
Limited to 36
Required of: 
Required for BSAD, Arch minor. Restr. Elective for Design minor.


Note: Recitation 1 schedule change to W 9-10

GIR: CI-H, HASS-CI, HASS-A

Examines themes in the history of design, with emphasis on Euro-American theory and practice in their global contexts. Addresses the historical design of communications, objects, and environments as meaningful processes of decision-making, adaptation, and innovation. Critically assesses the dynamic interaction of design with politics, economics, technology, and culture in the past and at present.