Subjects

instructors
units
4-0-8 U/G
schedule
Lectures: MW 11-12:30, Sec 1: W 1-2, Sec 2: F 11-12, Sec 3: F 12-1 (Lecture: 3-133, All sections: 5-216)
prerequisites
description

Provides an outline of the history of architecture and urbanism from ancient times to the early modern period. Analyzes buildings as the products of culture and in relation to the special problems of architectural design. Stresses the geopolitical context of buildings and in the process familiarizes students with buildings, sites and cities from around the world

instructors
units
4-0-8 U/G
schedule
Lectures: MW 11-12:30, 3 Recitation Sectons:, W 1-2, F 11-12, F 12-1 (Lecture: 3-133, All recitations: 5-216)
prerequisites
description

Undergraduates: Register for 4.605
Graduates: Register for 4.650

instructors
units
3-2-7U
schedule
Lec: MW 9:30-11, Rec 1: W 1-2 or, Rec 2: W 7-8 (Lec: 3-133, Rec 1: 2-103, Rec 2: 5-216)
prerequisites
description

Note: as of 2/3/2016 two recitations have been added

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

Art museums are powerful and contested institutions. They are also innovative sites of architectural and artistic practice. This course investigates the art museum from historical and contemporary perspectives, striking a balance between theoretical investigation and case studies of recent exhibitions and museum buildings.

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

Seminar focuses on the historical geography of Islamic gardens, from Andalusia to Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on the Indian subcontinent. Critically engages evidence from archaeological, art historical, and cartographic sources, and explores strategies for generating integrative accounts of historical landscapes.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
MW 11-12:30 (1-277)
prerequisites
4.210 or permission of instructor
description
instructors
units
3-1-5 G / 3-1-8 U
schedule
M 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
4.601 or permission of instructor
description

UG: Register for 4.671
G: Register for 4.670

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
W 9:30-12:30 (5-216)
prerequisites
none
description

Historical and historiographic analysis of the period we have come to call the age of Enlightenment and of the art and architectural projects generated in dialogue with its key concepts, including rationalism, universalism, the public, progress, and human perfectibility.

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

Selection of thesis topic, definition of method of approach, and preparation of thesis proposal. Independent study supplemented by individual conference with faculty.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
T 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

Seminar or lecture on a topic in the history, theory and criticism of modern architecture that is not covered in the regular curriculum. Requires original research and presentation of oral and written reports and/or design projects, varying at the discretion of the instructor.