ILAS Seminar-E2

Numbering Code U-LAS70 10002 SE50 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type seminar
Target Year Mainly 1st year students Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Tue.5
Instructor name DANIELL,Thomas Charles (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This seminar comprises a broad survey of the history of modern architecture, from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. The content will be organized as a mixture of chronological sequences and building typologies. There will be explanations of the principal characteristics of the design methods, key figures, and major buildings.
Course Goals By the end of this seminar, students will: Recognize the various styles, specific architects, dates, and locations of important buildings; Understand the climatic, technological, socioeconomic, and cultural factors that have shaped the architecture; Learn to employ basic methods of data collection in research; Assemble this research into a cogent structure; Present research findings to an audience.
Schedule and Contents The seminar comprises an approximately chronological sequence of lectures. The topics and sequence may be altered during the semester. The first two-thirds of the semester will be lectures by the professor. The final third of the semester will be presentations by the students.

01 Introduction and overview
02 Birth of Modernism
03 High Modernism
04 Late Modernism
05 Alternative Modernisms
06 Postmodernism
07 Neomodernism
08 Deconstructivism
09 Parametricism
10 Japanese modernism
11 Student presentations
12 Student presentations
13 Student presentations
14 Student presentations
15 Feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy Assessment is a mixture of short weekly reports and a term essay/presentation. Students must write short reports on the content of each of the 10 lectures, following the templates provided. Each student will be assigned an individual architect to research, and will submit an illustrated essay on that architect and then present the content to the class in a short, illustrated lecture.
Course Requirements No prior knowledge is required. Students should be able to participate in discussions with their classmates in English.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) All students are expected to have read the assigned reading(s) before each class.
Textbooks Textbooks/References A reader file will be provided.
References, etc. Modern Architecture since 1900, William Curtis, (Phaidon Press), ISBN:978-0714833569
The Story of Post-Modernism: Five Decades of the Ironic, Iconic and Critical in Architecture, Charles Jencks, (Wiley), ISBN:978-0470688953
Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition, Sigfried Giedion, (Harvard University Press), ISBN:978-0674830400
Modern Architecture: A Critical History, Kenneth Frampton, (Thames & Hudson), ISBN:978-0500203958
Theory and Design in the First Machine Age, Reyner Banham, (Praeger), ISBN:978-0262520584
The Other Tradition of Modern Architecture, Colin St. John Wilson, (Academy Editions), ISBN:978-1854904126
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