CRAN Symposium 2014: Traditions of Home

1.00 LU
  • HSW
  • RIBA
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Course price: $40
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D Design


Learn about traditional domestic symbols that have been part of home design throughout the centuries.


Join Witold Rybczynski on a tour of the history and customs of Western home traditions. You'll explore practicality vs. custom, fashion vs. comfort, and how certain elements have maintained a persistent presence well into modern 21st century life. 

Learning objectives

  • Examine the difference between passing domestic fashions, established custom, and deeply-rooted cultural traditions such as privacy and comfort.
  • Understand the deep historical roots of privacy and comfort in the home and how they have affected house design.
  • Track the origin of longstanding domestic symbols such as the threshold, the front door, the porch, and the hearth.
  • Learn how art can be used as a tool to understanding the evolution of domestic decor, furnishings, and functional arrangements in the home.

Course details

Contents Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration One year after purchase

Duration 1:00

Passing Score 80% on quiz