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Architecture of the 20th Century
ARHA 254 SP
The course considers the development of architecture, its theory and criticism, and ideas on urban form in mainly Europe and the United States in the 20th-century. The first half of the semester focuses on the origin
development of the modern movement in Europe to 1940 and selected American works before World War II. The second half of the semester begins with international architectural culture after 1945, considering both
of and departures from the modern movement to postmodern, deconstructivist and other work of the 1990s. The course closes with study of architecture in the non-Western world from the postwar period to the 1990s.
William Curtis, MODERN ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1900, 3rd ed.
Reyner Banham, THEORY AND DESIGN IN THE FIRST MACHINE AGE
William Jordy, AMERICAN BUILDINGS AND THEIR ARCHITECTS, VOL. V: THE IMPACT OF EUROPEAN
MODERNISM IN THE MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY
Robert Venturi, COMPLEXITY AND CONTRADICTION IN ARCHITECTURE
Michael Hays, ed., ARCHITECTURAL THEORY SINCE 1968
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Preliminary quiz, midterm and final examinations, one paper assignment.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Prior completion of ARHA151, ARHA244 or ARHA246 is helpful, though these courses are not formal prerequisites.
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- Instructor(s): Siry,Joseph M.
- Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: CINE;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 60)
- SR. major: 10 Jr. major: 10
- SR. non-major: 15 Jr. non-major: 15 SO: 5 FR: 5
- Curricular Renewal: Reading Non-Verbal Texts
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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