Architecture of the 20th Century|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor, Urban Studies|
The course considers influential works in architecture, its theory and criticism, and ideas for urbanism, mostly in Europe and the United States, from about 1900 to the present. Early parts of the semester focus on the origin and development of the modern movement in Europe to 1940, with attention given to selected American developments before World War II. Later parts of the course deal with Western architecture from 1945 to the present, including later modernist, postmodernist, and deconstructivist work, urbanism and housing, computer-aided design, green buildings, and postwar architecture in Latin America and Japan and in postcolonial India and Africa. Major movements and architects considered include the Viennese Secession, the Bauhaus, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, and Louis Kahn, among many others.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
William Curtis, MODERN ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1900, 3rd ed. (1996) [ISBN 0-13-232273-0]
Harry F. Mallgrave and Christina Contandriopoulos, eds., ARCHITECTURAL THEORY, VOLUME II: AN ANTHOLOGY FROM 1871, 2005 [ISBN 978-1-4051-0260-5]
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three in-class and one final essay 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.
|Instructor(s): Siry,Joseph M. Times: .M.W.F. 09:50AM-10:40AM; Location: BOGH114; |
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