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OSPFLOR 60: Italian Design from the Renaissance to the Present Day

History, engineering, aesthetic and design of Italian products, marketing and culture. Rise of Italian design, architecture, art and engineering in the Renaissance period and the roots behind the global reputation of Italian design in the 21st century. Range of iconic Italian products and their design including machined goods and transportation, fashion and leather goods, ceramics and crafts, and food goods. Projects researching the history, design, engineering, and marketing aspects of a successful Italian product; discussion of the geographic, cultural and political factors in the product success; supply chain from raw materials to consumers and eventual disposal. Field trips to local manufacturing facilities.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Pruitt, B. (PI)
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