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Department
Visual Culture - Design
Course Code
VISD-3003
Professor
Janna Eggebeen
Study Guide
Final

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VISD 3003
FINAL EXAM
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VISD 3003
History of Furniture
Summer 2017
Janna Eggebeen
Lecture 1- Introduction to Furniture History
- Textbook is the best out there
- Latest edition has readings that the older editions don’t have
- Pdf would be uploaded at the end of the semester
- Material/ design technical information along with historical facts
- Additional links and readings are on files in Canvas
- Supplementing the concise history for the beginning
- 2 15 minutes breaks on the hour
o Please leave the room even if you are not gonna do anything
- Midterm and a final exam on the last day of class
o No exam during the exam period
- June 2nd= midterm exam
o Today and up to exam = materials covered for the midterm
o Final exam isn’t accumulative
- Exams have cheat sheets you can put anything on them, even pictures
o Memorizing images= useless basically
o A visual knowledge of what we are talking about is what is essentially being
tested
o Stylistic period
o Style= reflects cultural idea
o Social status, beauty, cultural values
- Why things look the way they do?
- How many different ways are there to make a chair?
- To understand where things fit in
- Understanding the kind of ingenuity
- A file bank, for your own reservoir of design information and problem based on
design history
First Furniture?
- Tree trunk bench, 2002
o Same type of thing between the back rests and the tree log, wood
- Are there conditions to making the first furniture
- Idea of mobility, the French word for furniture
- Subtle existence
Neolithic Revolution
- Ground zero
- Beginning of agriculture
- Cultivating grains, you didn’t have to hit the road!
- Gobekli repe
- Flooding river and using it for agriculture
- Including the animal husbandry, taming of horses
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VISD 3003
History of Furniture
Summer 2017
Janna Eggebeen
Necessary to Humankind?
- It’s a mistake to connect furniture with civilization
o One is not the characteristic of the other
- Sophisticated culture that don’t really have furniture
- Japan: tatami mats
- The less furniture you have the easier it is for you to move around
- People becoming settled, more furniture
Four Aspects of Furniture
- Functional
- Socio- cultural
- Technological
- Formal (aesthetics and designs)
- Book case of a stand, Rome, 1715
- Functional
o Eye level
o Curtains protest books from dust
o Inks fade, paper are fragile
o Books are important because of the design
o Ornate and expensive, books have values
o It’s not the matter of function, but also aesthetically pleasing
o Walnut has fine grains, details are then allowed
Choice of wood= significant
o Hinges are hidden= keyholes
You are told by the designs that they are not accessible because there
are keyholes
o The foundation= stretches, adding support
o Extra reinforcement
o Popular with a walnut veneer
- Socio- cultural aspects
o Takes labour
o Interior= not as valuable as gems and gold
o It’s big; you need the kind of space, palace maybe!
o Oval on top is actually supposed to be a mirror
Reflecting the light in the space
Candlesticks are then reflected off of the mirror to get extra
illuminations
Fits within the baroque period
Functional
- Charlotte Perriand for Le. Corbusier
o Conservation, relaxation and sleeping
- Storing, supporting, sitting, lying
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