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 (35-308)
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 / 3-0-9 G
schedule
R 9-12 (5-231)
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

A review of Islamic history through architecture, this course spans fifteen centuries and three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe.

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

For empires as for literatures, perhaps it will not be too long
before the Orient is called upon to play a role in the Occident

- Victor Hugo, Les Orientales, 1829

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
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prerequisites
description

Subject CANCELED

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 4-0-5 G / 4-0-8 G
schedule
F 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

How did nineteenth-century artists and designers – from the British Empire to America’s moving frontier to Meiji Japan – respond to industrialization and its social and environmental consequences? How did such new technologies as the telegraph, the railroad, the photograph, gas lighting, and electrification “galvanize” artistic work?

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

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
Catherine Clark
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
TR 3-5 (4-249)
prerequisites
description

Introduces students to the world of French photography from its invention in the 1820s to the present. Provides exposure to major photographers and images of the French tradition, and encourages students to explore the social and cultural roles and meanings of photographs.

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

Architecture and art have always been critical to understanding the body in/as habitat. Produced as the mirror or house for a biome, the body has constantly been shaped, designed, and engineered as a receptacle of new forms of the cosmos.