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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Dec 13, 2017
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HART586 Modern and Contemporary Architecture History and Theory 3 cr.

An in-depth examination of world architecture and urban planning from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. Students will become familiar with the major formal and structural systems of world architecture of the last two centuries, and will examine the ways in which politics, economics, patronage and technology, as well as issues relating to sustainability, have influenced the modern and contemporary built world. In addition, students will become conversant in the literature of criticism and theory of the period in question. The format of the course is lecture/discussion, and features a substantial writing component, in which students will be responsible for exam essays, written responses to readings, and a cogent critique of a building and/or urban design.

Graduate Course