Spring 2009

Thinking Architecturally

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-36


David A. Dillon (Section 01)


An introduction to how buildings shape our communities and our lives, using ten 20th-century masterworks by Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, Frank Gehry and others as the principal texts. A close study of these individual buildings will provide a concrete and comprehensible framework for the discussion of space, place, form, materials, money and other basic architectural issues. The course will include lectures, discussions, writing assignments and group presentations, plus field trips to relevant buildings in the region. Limited to 30 students. Spring semester. Visiting Lecturer Dillon.