Architecture: Historiography, Theory, Criticism; Traditional and Contemporary Approaches|
Fall 2018 not offered
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
|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, urban landscapes, sociology, colonial and postcolonial architecture, and feminist architectural history.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)
[First two texts are required; other readings are on e-reserve]
Donald Preziosi, THE ART OF ART HISTORY: A CRITICAL ANTHOLOGY, new edition
Nelson & Shiff, eds., CRITICAL TERMS FOR ART HISTORY, 2nd ed. (2003) ISBN: 0226571688.
Francoise Choay, THE INVENTION OF THE HISTORIC MONUMENT
Heinrich Wolfflin, RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE
Roger Scruton, AESTHETICS OF ARCHITECTURE
Erwin Panofsky, MEANING IN THE VISUAL ARTS
Henri Lefebvre, THE PRODUCTION OF SPACE
Robert Mark, LIGHT, WIND AND STRUCTURE
Henry Glassie, MATERIAL CULTURE
Joan Rothschild, DESIGN AND FEMINISM
|Examination and Assignments: |
One short paper, one midterm exam, two oral presentations, one final research paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Previous course(s) in art history, architectural history and architecture will be helpful, though these are not formal prerequisites.