This course - requirement course for second year architecture and interior design students - is the second in the series of history of architecture, preceded by ARCH 307 World History of Architecture I.
The objective of this course is to provide a broad overview of the discipline of architecture: its history, theories, methodologies; its manners of thinking and working rather than a chronological survey, the course will be organized thematically, with examples drawn from a range of historical periods as well as contemporary practice. Through lectures, readings, and discussions every student will acquire a working knowledge of key texts, buildings and architectural concepts.
The ambition is to develop thinking strategies that will help young architects make design decisions and better appreciate the richness of the material world as well as to understand the political and social implications of every architectural production.