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11216 Architectural History and Theory: Modernity and Modernism

6cp
Requisite(s): 11212 Architectural History and Theory: Orientations
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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Undergraduate

Description

The subject considers the relationship between the diverse practices of modernism in art and architecture, and theories of modernity as they bear upon and are challenged by these practices. The subject develops students' abilities to read and understand key aspects of architectural design through case study analysis. Students build on and apply these critical thinking and collaborative skills and knowledge throughout their degree and future professional career. Although focused on the 20th century, the subject begins with the second half of the 18th century, because this is the historical moment which most historians believe marks the beginnings of modernity. The subject combines a broad sweep of political, social, and economic changes that influenced new ideas in architectural design with discussion of conceptual and thematic ideas. Cases are used to illustrate those ideas. Assigned readings complement the lectures to give students an overview of how architectural ideas and aesthetics developed across time but neither the readings, nor the lectures, in and of themselves, cover all of the material. The two are designed to complement each other.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus


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