Trained as an architect and architectural historian, Thomaï Serdari teaches two courses at the New York School of Interior Design:
MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN I
The sources of modern architecture and design are explored from the 18th-century designers Adam, Soane, and Ledoux through the 19th century and the work of the eclectic architects. The course examines how architects used stylistic elements of the past and adapted them to solve modern design problems. Each revival style is traced to the original era to explore the meaning of the adaptations. The course concludes with the reaction against historicism and its various manifestations in Europe and America at the beginning of the twentieth century.
MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN II
The second part of the overview of modern architecture, this course focuses on the period 1914 to the present in Europe and America. Styles and movements covered include the Vienna Secession, Futurism, Expressionism, Art Moderne, the Modern Movement, Post-Modernism and contemporary architecture.
In addition, Thomaï Serdari teaches at NYSID’s Institute for Continuing and Professional Studies the seminar series transform* Creatives to Entrepreneurs: The Business of Design. The series results in a Certificate in Entrepreneurship for Creatives. It will be offered for the first time in the autumn of 2013. To register for the Certificate or individual sessions, click here.