D343 – Furniture Styles

Course lecturer :

Dr. Riham Ismail Taha

Course assistant :

Eng. Aya Afifi
Eng. Soha Samy
Eng. Shaimaa Elshabassy
Eng. Mahitab Elsaid

Course objectives :

• This course explores furniture styles throughout the history from ancient eras until industrial revolution.
• This course is designed to students with the necessary criteria to evaluate and analyze interior design and furniture styles
• The importance of political, social, economic, and historical factors that influenced interior design and furniture styles.
• Knowing exact description and analysis of technical methods and characteristics of furniture production, philosophical thinking & design concept.
• Take advantage of the designs & concepts used in the different furniture styles in modern interior spaces

Course description :

• Design is a product of the period and culture in which it is created. It is a physical representation of political, religious, aesthetic, or other values shared by a society. Conversely, design can be deliberately used to represent specific ideals, encourage certain activities, and thus influence culture. Studying furniture styles is a way of exploring past cultures and understanding the origins and meanings of today’s built environment.
• This course presents exact description and technical analysis of artistic characteristics & developments of furniture styles through history.

Course assessment :

The course grade is 100 divided into:
• Assignments & Interactive Learning & : …. (10)
• Quizzes ……………………..……………(10)
• Mid-term exam :………………………… (20)
• Final exam: ……………………………….. (20)
• Final evaluation:………………………………. (40)
• ——————————————————————
• Total = ……………………………..….(100)

Recommended text books :

• Lecture Handouts

Recommended refrences :

• رجب عزت، تاريخ الاثاث منذ اقدم العصور، القاهرة، الهيئة المصرية العامة للكتاب، 1978.
• Anne – Helena (Hayward), World furniture, England, 1981.
• Stone, Antique Furniture, London, 1982.
• Riley Noel, World Furniture, New York, 1980.
• http://www.eternalegypt.org/