4.603 / 4.604
Understanding Modern Architecture

G: permission of instructor
UG: 4.603, G: 4.604
Required of: 
BSA; restricted elective for Architecture minor (4.603)
Preference Given to: 
Course 4 majors and minors

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.