AR-516 / 3 credits

Teacher: Aureli Pier Vittorio

Language: English


Summary

The course traces the recurring reemergence of a rational approach in design and building form throughout the history of Western architecture, from the Middle Ages to the late 20th century.

Content

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Interpret in a critical manner the concepts developed during the course
  • Argue the relations between rationalism, architecture and class relationships
  • Develop a reflection on the relationship between historical conditions and rationalist architecture

Expected student activities

Personal work during the semester, reading of texts, personal study of a theme to be concretized into a paper of approximately 3.000 words.

Assessment methods

The main goal of the course is to encourage students to read as much as they can. Therefore, the main factor in the evaluation will be the student's capacity to assemble and read a relevant body of texts.

40% Specificity of the theme and reading relevant bibliography

40% Writing of the paper, especially referencing and footnoting

20% Clear oral exposition

 

Supervision

Assistants Yes
Others

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: The adventures of rationalism
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: The adventures of rationalism
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12   CE12 
12-13    
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Thursday, 11h - 13h: Lecture CE12

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