Instructor: prof. Colomba Pecchioli
Credit Hours: 3 -- Contact hours: 45
Course Number: TBA
Department: Interior Architecture
This course is a chronological study of residential housing and furnishings in Europe from the Renaissance to the 20th century, with a special emphasis on Italian history. The course provides students with a general background of the major design periods from the 16th century to the 20th century. Topics will include the design of furniture, architecture, and interiors as well as the effects of culture, geography, technology, religion, and politics on design and architecture. Particular focus is given to the most relevant Italian designers of the 20th century. Course work will take place both in the classroom and on-site visiting some of Florence’s most interesting buildings.
Colomba Pecchioli, born in Florence in 1976, after receiving her classic Diploma studied architecture in the University of Florence, where she graduated with honors in 2003, with a thesis on Trieste’s waterfront redevelopment.