AR2226



History & Theory Of Modern Architecture

To develop a basic understanding of the major principles of contemporary architecture and urbanism from mid-nineteen century to the present; To study the making of architectural and urban language as they have been evolved and developed within specific social, political, cultural, technological and economic contexts; and to develop critical perspectives regarding contemporary architectural practice, the design process, and perceptions of the built environment. Major topics to be covered: Arts and Crafts movements, Art Nouveau, Chicago School, modernity, the avant-garde, international style, High tech, Populism, regionalism, critical regionalism, post-modernism, deconstructivism?etc.

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