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CS Theories Cont Arch II (CS 2201)

Term: 2012-2013 Academic Year Fall


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Tue, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (9/4/2012 - 12/14/2012) Location: MAIN MAIN 160


2GBX (CS 2201): Theories of Contemporary Architecture II
Building on the base of ideas established in Theories of Contemporary Architecture 1, this course will examine in detail recent and historical texts on architecture, philosophy, literature, music, and art. Through these texts, a diversity of approaches to architectural theory and practice will be examined and interrogated within broader social, cultural, and historical contexts from the 1950s to the present. Through analysis of and critical writing about these texts as well as buildings and projects of the period, students will develop new vocabularies for contemporary architectural discourse.

Major Movements. To familiarize students with an array of ideas and polemics in contemporary architectural discourse
Global Context. To contextualize these ideas and polemics within broader historical traditions and the diversity of global culture.
Vocabulary and Values. To develop coherent written and spoken desig