Spring 2013 M|W 10:35-11:55 1 ARCHITECTURE 2112 | 6106 Benjamin Flowers History of Architecture II: Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Kitchen, Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic, 1930. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Entry Lobby, 860-880 Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, 1951.
Spring 2013 M|W 10:35-11:55 2 Graduate Teaching Assistants: Carrie Pavel Stefann Plishka Holden Spaht COURSE DESCRIPTION This is a survey of the architecture, buildings, and structures (some canonical, others not) produced in the last two centuries. Over the course of the semester we will investigate the formal characteristics of different architectural eras, the intellectual currents that animated them, the social and economic conditions that informed them, and the political agendas yoked to them. Some of the works we will see are long destroyed, others are present still, others never made it off the drafting board in the first place—our interest with all of these examples lies is in brushing history against the grain in order to parse a method for thinking about the future of architecture informed by the successes and failures of the past. One of the above Graduate Teaching Assistants will be in charge of advising you on your research paper and material covered in the course during the weekly lectures. Assignment sheets noting which GTA you have been assigned to will be distributed in the second week of class. Plan on making regular use of their office hours to assist you in learning the material in this course. Class topics and reading assignments are subject to revision throughout the semester as circumstances warrant.