October 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014 2:00pm – 4:00pm
NEW YORK COMES ALIVE: ART DECO MANHATTAN
Design on Site is a series of short themed courses exploring significant interiors and decorative arts in the New York City area through detailed on-site visits. Each course, taught by design historian Dianne Pierce, who teaches at Parsons The New School for Design and SUNY New Paltz, and interior designer Mark Fichandler, focuses on a particular time period/movement. These courses provide an unparalleled in-person experience of some of design’s great moments.
Each 4-week course (1 session per week) consists of a series of site visits to some of the greatest interiors of their period, accompanied by short lectures, background materials, and reading suggestions. More than field trips, Design on Site courses are an in-depth, cohesive look into the world of design, linked by theme and period. Class size is limited to 10 students in order to provide a personally tailored design experience.
No prior knowledge or skill in design or art history is needed—you will enjoy and appreciate these sites and learning about the world that made them, no matter your background.
Click on any of the images on this page to find out more about these unique offerings.
"I was surprised by these amazing interiors which I had not known before...the class was a bounty of inspiration." --Spring 2014 class participant
NEW YORK, CENTER OF THE WORLD: THE POSTWAR ERA
GILDED OR GENUINE: NEW YORK 1890-1920
REVIVALS AND ROMANTICS: NEW YORK IN THE 19th CENTURY