4.603 / 4.604
Understanding Modern Architecture

Prerequisites: 
G: permission of instructor
Enrollment: 
UG: 4.603, G: 4.604
Required of: 
Undergraduates
Preference Given to: 
Course 4 majors

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. Incorporates varied techniques of historical and theoretical analysis to interpret exemplary objects, buildings, and cities of modernity. Additional work required of students taking the graduate version.