Lecture 1 Notes: Introduction to Course
Main Theme: Modernity
What makes modern modern?
How do we identify our modernity?
Does modernity have a history?
Rupture. Is rupture real of ideological?
Lecture 5 Notes: Religious Discussions
Defining the architect: Two examples of ontological arguments, Vitruvius
Vitruvius (ca. 70 BC - c. 15 BC) Vitruvius served the Roman army under Julius
Caesar with the otherwise unknown Marcus Aurelius, Pu
Lecture 3 Notes: Rousseaus Theory
If Plato is the prime example of a metaphysical argument and Nietzsche the philosopher
who tries to break us from the hold of metaphysics (i.e. our obligation to the good
and its project of demoting our humanity), we have
Lecture 8 Notes: Psychological Analysis
Social Contract, Professional Practice
Georg Friedrich Hegel
Economy and Politics
Lecture 6 Notes: Architectural Principles
The Architect having to work to unify the disciplines whereas the
divine Augustus does not.
The architect as a human reflection of divine and thus as a special
case intermediary between the realms, similar to an a
Lecture 4 Notes: Discourses
The argument about social body that was such a part of the Enlightenments project
ends with a structure that beams itself out into the world at large in the forms of laws,
regulations, and codes; and finally punishment. It crea
Lecture 7 Notes: Greenberg Theory
Clement Greenberg, Avant-garde and Kitsch, 1939
Modernity and the aesthetics of Modern Art are often linked through
the principle of abstraction. But what is abstraction?
Greenberg sees abstraction not as pure form in the
Lecture 10 Notes: Bauen Theory
General Theme: Phenomenology
Psychology and phenomenology emerged as modern theoretical positions more or less at the
same time. But whereas psychology entered architecture mainstream after WWII, (1950s70s),
Lecture 9 Notes: Phenomenology
Psychology and phenomenology emerged as modern theoretical positions more or less at the same time. But whereas psychology
entered architecture mainstream after WWII, (1950s70s), phenomenology entered architectural mainstrea