European Architecture and Urbanism, 1750-1910|
Fall 2018 not offered
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
This course considers the history and theory of architecture and urbanism in Western Europe from the mid-18th to the early 20th century. A central theme is the relationship between historicism and modernity through the period. Topics include neoclassicism, the picturesque landscape, the Gothic Revival, the Arts and Crafts Movement, the École des Beaux-Arts, the German Rundbogenstil, international expositions, and Art Nouveau. We will focus on specific sites in major cities, including Paris, London, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Milan, Rome, Brussels, and Barcelona, among others. New or transformed building types include museums, railway stations, apartment blocks, department stores, and theaters. Urban forms include residential squares, boulevards, arcades, and public parks. Architectural culture will be discussed as a response to changing political, economic, technical, and ideological conditions in newly modernizing societies. Urbanism includes the transformation of early modern cities due to industrialization, housing for different social classes, new towns, suburbs, utopian communities, the Garden City, and colonial centers such as Bombay (Mumbai), Algiers, and Hanoi.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(IDEA-MN)
Henry-Russell Hitchcock, ARCHITECTURE, NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH
CENTURIES [ISBN-13: 978-0300053203]
Barry Bergdoll, EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE 1750-1890 [ISBN-13: 978-0192842220]
Robin Middleton, ARCHITECTURE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Sir John Summerson, THE CLASSICAL LANGUAGE OF ARCHITECTURE
Wolfgang Braunfels, URBAN DESIGN IN WESTERN EUROPE
Donald Olsen, THE CITY AS A WORK OF ART [ISBN-13: 978-0300042122]
Michael Lewis, THE GOTHIC REVIVAL [ISBN-13:978-0500203590]
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two in-class essay examinations and final examination; one research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prior completion of ARHA151 is helpful, though this course is not a formal prerequisite.