Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Beauty” from The Conduct of Life (1836) Guest lecturer: Turner Brooks Part III Impact of Modernization, 1850-1914 Feb. 2. Technology versus Craft: Paxton, Morris and Webb, Deane and Woodward Key Buildings and Projects: Crystal Palace, the Red House, Oxford Museum Pevsner, chapters 1&2 from Pioneers of Modern Design Benevolo, chapters 4 and 5 from Modern Architecture , vol 2. John Ruskin, Chapter “Truth” in Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849) Feb. 7. Architecture for the Modern Metropolis: Cerda, Wagner, Garnier Key buildings and projects, Plan for Barcelona, Postsparkasse, Paris Opera Bergdoll, pp. 42-71, 241-267. Benevolo, chapter 3, “Haussmann and the plan of Paris,” from Modern Architecture vol 2. Ildefons Cerda, General Theory of Urbanization (1867) Otto Wagner, “The Development of a Great City,” from Architectural Record , 1912 reprinted in Oppositions Guest lecturer: Alan Plattus Feb 9. Historicism versus Sachlichkeit : Berlage, Behrens Key Buildings and Projects: Amsterdam Stock Exchange, AEG Turbine Factory Hitchcock, Chapters 18, 20-21. Frampton, 64-73. Berlage, “Foundations and Development of Architecture (Part I) The Western Architect , 18:9 (September 1912) Behrens, “Art and Technology” (1910), transl. from Tilmann Buddensieg et.al., Industriekultur: Peter Behrens and the AEG 1907-1914 (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1984), p212- 219. Second synthetic essay due at the reading session. Feb 14. MIDTERM EXAM Part IV European Avant-Garde Movements, c. 1890-1920 Feb 16. Art Nouveau (or Architecture for the Modern Mind): Loos, Van der Velde, Gaudi Key Buildings and Projects: Villa Moller, Werkbund Theatre, Casa Mila Hitchcock, Chapters 16-17. BEnevolo, chapter 9 Adolf Loos, “Ornament is Crime” (1909) from Conrads. Van de Velde, “The Animation of Materials as a Principle of Beauty” (1910)
Feb 21. Expressionism and Futurism (Collective Ideal): Taut, Saint Elia, Mendelsohn, Scharoun Key Buildings and Projects: Glass Pavilion, Citta Nuova, Horseshoe Estate, Berlin Philharmonic Banham, 99-128 Calhoun, 86-107. Marinetti, “The Foundation and Manifesto of Futurist” (1908) from Chipp Bruno Taut, “Alpine Architecture” (1919), extracts. Feb 23. Elementarism and Constructivism: Rietveld, Tatlin, Melnikov Key Buildings and Projects, Rietvelt House, Tatlin’s Tower, Rusakov Club Calhoun, 108-135. Frampton, “The New Collectivity: art and architecture in the Soviet Union 1918-31” from Modern Architecture Nikolai Punin, “On Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International” (1919) from Benton Moisey Yakovlevich Ginzburg, Style and Epoch (1924) Third synthetic essay due at the reading session. Part V Search for New Architectural Language, 1910-33 Feb 28. New Spatial Conceptions: Frank Lloyd Wright Key Buildings and Projects: Robie House, Unity Temple, Larkin Building, Broadacre Cit, Falling Water Hitchcock, Chapter 19 Levine,180-212. Frank Lloyd Wright, The Natural House (1954), pp. 12-66.
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