COLL-E 103 23849 Architecture and Modern Culture (Maiorino) (A & H) (3 cr.)

An exploration of the role architecture has had in the shaping of modern life, beginning in the late nineteenth century, evolving through art nouveau, and the earlier years of modernism. Attention to the work of Frank Furness, Louis Sullivan, Horta, Gaudi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and other major modernist figures.

The course will conclude with a survey of recent works by Gehry, Eisenman, and Liebeskind. Comparisons will be drawn with the other arts as they evolved as well. This will enable a cultural contextualization of developing trends in architectural expression. The course will include readings from related literary texts, modernist poems, and a study of selected works of art and music. Visits to the outstanding I.U. Art Museum and attending a concert at the internationally renowned School of Music will be required.