Subjects

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (5-134)
prerequisites
G: permission of instructor
description

Examines modern architecture, art, and design in the context of the political, economic, aesthetic, and cultural changes that occurred in the twentieth century. Presents foundational debates about social and technological aspects of modern architecture and the continuation of those debates into contemporary architecture.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
M 2-5 (5-134)
prerequisites
4.645 or permission of instructor
description

Studies the interrelationship of theory, history, and practice. Looks at theory not as specialized discourse relating only to architecture, but as touching on many issues, whether they be cultural, aesthetic, philosophical, or professional. Topics and examples are chosen from a wide range of materials, from classical antiquity to today.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
M 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Studies how Islamic architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning reflect and transform environmental processes in various regions and climates of the Islamic world, from Andalusia to Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

Introduces the history of Islamic cultures that spans fourteen centuries and three continents - Asia, Africa, Europe - and recent developments in the United States. Studies a number of representative examples, from the House of the Prophet to the present, in conjunction with their urban, social, political, and intellectual environments.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Seminar on the politics of representation with special focus on Orientalist traditions in architecture, art, literature, and scholarship. Critically analyzes pivotal texts, projects, and artworks that reflected the encounters between the West and the Orient from Antiquity to the present.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
TR 2-3:30 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

Investigates architecture and art in medieval Europe, including significant monuments, art objects, themes, and developments from late antiquity through the rise of European cities in the 13th century. Considers a variety of media, ranging from stone- and metalwork to parchment and glass.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
W 9:30-12:30 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

This seminar will look at the rapid emergence of the digital and the digital imaginary in the last decade, and the historical and theoretical transitions from computation to algorithms, from the high-minded world of Computational Intelligence to pop-cultural imaginaries, from languages that proclaim the inevitable apotheiosis of reason to languages that embrace the necessities of seduction.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 10-1 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: Schedule/Room change from T 9-12 in 4-144 to M 10-1 in 5-216

Studies theoretical and historiographical works pertaining to the fields of art and architectural history. Members of seminar pursue work designed to examine their own presuppositions and methods.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
F 9:30-12:30 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

The European Enlightenment has been described as a “revolution of the mind,” a fundamental turning point in the way Europeans imagined the world and their place in it, and a foundational moment for the emergence of modern society and culture.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-14 G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required of doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. The qualifying paper is a scholarly article fit to be published in a peer-reviewed journal that is the result of research in the history, theory and criticism of architecture and art. Topic may not be in the area of the proposed thesis.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-26 G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required of doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. The Major Exam covers a historically broad area of interest and includes components of history, historiography, and theory. Preparation for the exam will focus on four or five themes agreed upon in advance by the student and the examiner, and are defined by their area of teaching interest.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-14 G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required of doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. The Minor Exam focuses on a specific area of specialization through which the student might develop their particular zone of expertise.

Work is done in consultation with HTC faculty, in accordance with the HTC PhD Degree Program Guidelines.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-2 G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
4.221; 4.619 or 4.621
description

Preliminary study in preparation for the thesis for the SMArchS degree in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. Topics include literature search, precedents examination, thesis structure and typologies, and short writing exercise.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-2 G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
4.221 and 4.661
description

Preliminary study in preparation for the thesis for the SMArchS degree in History, Theory and Criticism. Topics include literature search, precedents examination, thesis structure and typologies, and short writing exercise.

instructors
Advisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required for doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. Prior to candidacy, doctoral students are required to write and orally defend a proposal laying out the scope of their thesis, its significance, a survey of existing research and literature, the methods of research to be adopted, a bibliography and plan of work.