ARCH 1310: Buildings and Cities, A Global History
Lecture - 4 credits
- Introduces students to architecture, as understood through buildings, cities, and landscapes from antiquity to the present.
- Studies important monuments in the global history of architecture, as well as tools for analyzing the built environment.
- Considers buildings in relation to their political, social, economic, and cultural context, and as expressions of diversity in human societies and cultural perspectives.
- Topics include the language of architecture, architectural drawings, the classical orders, the problem of ornament, construction techniques, materials, site,and the role of the patron.
- Develops students' eye for composition in two and three dimensions, aesthetic discrimination of detail, ability to see buildings as part of a larger social and cultural fabric, and critical judgment in speaking and writing.
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