History & Theory III - 1890-1968 (3 Cr.)

Course Details

Course Level: 
Graduate Course
Course Number: 
HART 506
Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Day(s): 
Tue
Thu
Time: 
10:50am-12:05pm
Instructor: 
Course Description: 

This course surveys the history and theory of architecture and urbanism between 1890 and 1968, tracing the critical shifts in architectural thought and practice that inaugurated, constituted, and questioned architectural modernism. In particular, the course considers the development of architectural knowledge as the field engaged and contributed to the great social, political, cultural, and technological changes of the period. Organized around a series of significant case studies considered particular designed responses to their material, intellectual, and sociopolitical context, the course elucidates the influence of contingent conditions on architectural design, but emphasizes the designer's efforts to reinforce, reform, or transform those conditions. The course charts the ongoing attempt to account for this activity historically and theoretically and the operative role of these accounts both during the period and subsequently.
Cross-listed with ARCH 646.