Design Action Studio for Research, Architecture, and Urbanism
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Copy of Histories and Theories of Architecture 3: 1943-Present

Histories and Theories of Architecture 3: 1943-Present

This course examines architectural history and theory from 1943 to the present through built projects, drawings, and theoretical texts. The course examines architecture in relation to the historical forces at work after World War II, culminating by discussing the state of the discipline in the 21st century. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: Late-Modernism, Monumentality, Regionalism, Brutalism, Pop, Postmodernism, Neorationalism, Autonomy, Semiotics, Structuralism/Post-Structuralism, Virtuality, Pragmatism/Post-Criticality, as well as recent debates on Globalization, Post-Humanism, and Environmentalism. 

Histories and Theories Of Architecture 3 Course website here.

Course Syllabus here.

Lectures include:

1. Architecture of Total War

2. Postwar Anxieties: Architecture after the Atomic Bomb

3. Functionalism Under the Gum

4. The Re-emergence of CIAM: Postwar Planning and Reconstruction

5. Situated Modernisms: Team X out of CIAM

6. Regionalism and Beton Brut around Late Le Corbusier

7. Architecture and Identity in Latin America

8. Postwar Architecture in the USA

9. Postwar Formalism around Louis Kahn and Philip Johnson

10. From Grid to Network: Architecture, Cybernetics, and Systems Theory

11. Anti-Architecture: Pop and Techno-Culture in Postwar Britain

12. Post-Geographic Fantasies: Megastructures and Other Radical Urbanisms

13. Post-Modern Paradigms: School of Thought and Modes of Criticism

14. Urban Theory after Modernism

22. Toward a New Urbanism

23. The Virtural Turn

24. The Post-Critical Turn: Architecture After 'The End of Theory'

25. Neopragmatism around Rem Koolhaas

26. Parametricism: The Politics of Relations

27. Surface Politics: The Atectonic and the Return of Ornament

28. The Object Turn: Speculative Realism, Post-Conceptuality, and Affect