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20th Century Design

6 HSW Credits - AIA CES Provider: Philip Fretwell, Architect
A panorama of architecture and the design arts influencing architecture.
This AIA approved course also counts for non-AIA Architects.

SEMINAR PREVIEW - 40 of 700 PowerPoint Slides Total
Part 1: Deco, Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Bauhaus
Part 2: Constructivism, De Stijl, Deconstructivism, Functionalism
Part 3: High Tech, International Style, Modern Movement
Part 4: Organic Design, Post-Modernism, Streamlining

 Preview plays automatically.  You can pause it. 
You can change the slides at your own pace.

20th Century Design Preview

Key Words:
Anthropometrics, Avant-Garde, Biomorphism, Werkbund, Environmental Design, Essentialism, Futurism, Jugendstil, Industrial Design, Moderne, Rationalism, Secession, Post-Industrialism

Learning Objectives:
  1. Compare and contrast the movements of Art Deco and Art Nouveau in architecture.
  2. Explain why Constructivism seemed to have its strongest following in Russia.
  3. Find similarities and differences in International Style and Modern Movement architecture.
  4. Explain how organic design has manifested itself one way in the hands of Frank Lloyd Wright, and in other ways in the hands of Gaudi or Aalto.

To take this seminar remotely, on your own computer or media device, 
click the following link:

Online Seminar Registration Form
Online Course #  AIA4010320JJ
Your seminar will be emailed within 4 working days. 
Once you receive your online seminar, it is yours to keep.

Click Here for Seminar Fees

  What is an online seminar?
It is exactly like the preview slides, shown in a slideshow format - a series of discrete individualized slides of high resolution.

We email the web access link and you can watch it on a laptop, iPad, Kindle, or a Nook whenever you want and wherever you are.

How do I get Credit?
Online seminars come in 4 parts.  Write a paragraph on each part.

Your paragraph would cover what slides were
most informative and your reactions to selected slides.

he best scheme is to open a word document and simply type in comments as you pass interesting slides in the seminar.
When you finish, you will have what we require as a response to document that you have completed the seminar.

Email it to us at
architectseminars@gmail.com. It then becomes part of your course record and credit is approved.

Our Online Seminars are 6 credit hours each.

You can see previews and sign up for any of our online courses by clicking the links below:

Online Seminar Advantages:

  • You can watch as many times as you like for references and resources.
  • Any architect in your office can get AIA credit by paying the online fee and following reporting instructions.
  • Any IDP in your office can get free AIA credit by pairing with an architect who has paid the registration fee.
  • Conduct your own seminar.  Designate a discussion leader.  Use an office projector.
Get 6 AIA credits for colleagues in your office, in one day, without leaving the premises (each must sign-up individually to receive a certificate)... An economical way to get LU credits for your entire staff.


Have fun.  Discuss the topics.  Earn credits.