Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARCH 3811 - American Architecture and Building II

(crosslisted) AMST 3811  
     
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: ARCH 1801  and ARCH 1802  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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