Architecture, Design Education & Thinking, Landscape Design, Urban Design, Virtual
The Story and History of Modern Design (Part 2, 1850-2020)
05/08/20 - 06/05/20
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Design educator and historian Daniella Ohad presents a unique online course exploring the foundation of modern design history. This intensive 5-session course provides an introduction to the major historical styles, evolution, and movements that came to shape the story of modern design from 1850 to 2020. By examining interiors, furniture, objects, building, designers, makers, methods of production, and material culture, students will develop an understanding of the history of design and its visual vocabulary.

$75 ticket fee includes 5 one-hour webinar sessions. Webinar links for individual sessions will be emailed to all participants WEEKLY.


Friday, May 8, 5:00pm-6:00pm: German Modernism I; Italian Modernism (Rationalism)

Friday, May 15, 5:00pm-6:00pm: German Modernism II

Friday May 22, 5:00pm-6:00pm: French Art Deco

Friday, May 29, 5:00pm-6:00pm: French Modernism

Friday, June 5, 5:00pm-6:00pm: American Modernism

About the Instructor

Daniella Ohad received her Ph.D. from Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture. She lectures and publishes widely on design history, theory, and the decorative arts. She has taught at Parsons the New School for Design, Pratt Institute, and Bard College. She is a speaker on topics in design, collecting, and taste worldwide.

Pictured: Maurizio Moro5153 / CC BY-SA (

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