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Course Detail

Term Winter 2018
Class ARCH 323
Class Title History of Architecture II
Description This course is the second in the undergraduate two-course sequence (Arch 313/323) surveying the history of architecture from antiquity to the present. This course will provide an introduction to global architecture and urbanism from the 16th century to the present. A major theme will be architectural engagements with such global contexts as imperialism, colonialism, capitalism and modernization. Rather than assuming that these contexts simply pre-exist and shape architecture, the course will pursue the co-constitutive interactions between architecture and its various economic, political, social and cultural surrounds. In exploring these interactions, the course will present architectural history not as an empirically-verifiable record, but as a discursive representation of the past, a mediation of present concerns, and a production of possible futures: a project that can open up new ways of thinking about and practicing architecture.

Prereq Arch 313
Crosslist none
Required Yes
Elective No
Selective No
Meets Lecture: Monday/Wednesday 11:00-12:00pm 2104 A&AB
-002 Friday 10:00-11:00am 2210 A&AB
-003 Friday 11:00am-12:00pm 2210 A&AB
-004 Friday 10:00 -11:00am 2213 A&AB
-005 Friday 11:00am-12:00pm 2213 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Andrew Herscher
Syllabus not available