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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ARCH 5811 - American Architecture and Building II


     
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: ARCH 5801  and ARCH 5802  or permission of instructor.

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This course surveys American architecture and building from the late 19th century to the present day. The themes of technology, money, art, and urbanism are the conceptual connective tissue of the class. Modernity (the experiences of modern life) and modernisms (the architectural languages of modern life) will be highlighted in the works of Charles F. McKim, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn,Richard Meier, Frank Gehry, Diller + Scofidio Renfrow, Thom Mayne, and others. The mediation and re-presentation of buildings and spaces through other media (music, photography, painting, dance, poetry, literature, and film) are also explored. Walking tours as well as research for landmarking of a picture palace in Queens, New York, will be part of the class.



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