Fine Arts | 20th Century Architecture - Topics in Art History
A200 | 4402 | Tarandjieva
"Architecture is the will of the epoch translated into space."
Mies van der Rohe
"Architecture is the art of how to waste space."
The main aim of this course is to introduce the major
architectural movements and figures of the 20th century (such as Mies van
der Rohe and Philip Johnson) and to analyze their most significant
creations from aesthetic and functionalist points of view. Some of the
main issues that will be addressed are public and private, Modern and
Postmodern, International and regionalist architecture, as well as the
influence of technology, ecology, urbanism, and social change on the
history of construction. The course material will be presented through
slide lectures, readings and video excerpts in the hope of generating new
understanding and appreciation of the built environment.