This course of fifteen lectures offers an introduction to the history of design from the emergence of industrial production until today.
Course covers key phenomena, the birth and implementation of new technologies, and the theory and practice of creating objects in different countries. The main theme of the course is the evolution of design in the context of the political and socio-economic collisions of the 20th century. The overview will cover automobiles, fashion, and interior, graphic, and product design. Maria Savostyanova will discuss the cultural contributions of prominent designers and explore the connections between design, architecture, and art in the 20th century.