The course embraces the last century and a half’s history of architecture, when traditional fables began to yield to more scientifically conceived ideas of architecture’s role in the creation of civilizations. As architecture gained importance in advancing social and industrial agendas, it also built a basis for theoretical reflection and visionary aesthetics. The expanding print and media culture accelerated the migration of ideas and propelled architecture beyond its traditional confines. Discussion of major centers of urban culture and their characteristic buildings alternates with attention to individual concepts and their impact in an increasingly interconnected culture of design.

All Semesters

Spring 2023
Architecture and Modernity I: Sites and Spaces
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
Fall 2020
Modern Architecture
Craig Buckley
Fall 2019
Modern Architecture and Society
Anthony Vidler