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Architecture: Historiography, Theory, Criticism; Traditional and Contemporary Approaches

ARHA 364
Spring 2009
Section: 01  
Course Cluster: Urban Studies

This seminar, intended primarily for majors in history of art and architecture and for studio majors concentrating in architecture, surveys different methods of studying architecture and its history. Emphasis throughout is on comparison of general theories of interpretation in art history and other disciplines and their application to specific works of art and architecture. Topics include monumentality and collective memory, stylistic analysis, philosophical aesthetics, iconography and semiotics, patronage and ideological expression, structural technology and building process, material culture and consumption, vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes, spatial form, sociology, colonial and postcolonial architecture, feminist architectural history and feminist architecture, and digital design and fabrication in architecture.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
This course focuses on the development of an extended research paper through four stages during the second half of the semester, analyzing a topic from at least two historiographic perspectives. Two well prepared oral presentations and responses to oral presentations of others are required as well.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(ARST)(CSCT)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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