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History of Comparative Architecture: What is Architectural Theory?

ARC 322

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Architectural theory tends to move from the how to the why of the built environment -- the underlying reasons why individuals and societies design and build. To assess this shift, this course will explore a set of foundational theoretical concepts: nature/organicism, form, function, program, signification, materiality, space, site, structure, tectonics, construction, typology, ornament, style, representation, monumentality, ideology, operativity and technology (up to and including the digital.) Close readings of exemplary architectural projects will enable us to chart the interplay of theory and practice.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 22373
  • Schedule: F 01:30 PM-04:20 PM