Visual and Material Culture: Course

Trends in 20th Century Architecture

Rapaport Raquel, Dr., Semester 2, Sunday, 12:30-14:00
This course presents the development of modern architecture and chronologically follows the architectural manifestations of modern ethics and aesthetics in Western culture, roughly covering the two centuries between the Age of Enlightenment and World War II (1750-1950). The course studies and discusses the main architectural trends and movements emerging from academic historicism on the one hand and from the Industrial Revolution on the other, which brought about major changes in the conception of city and dwelling. It focuses on the theoretic ideas and design options of the different groups, stressing the work of pioneer architects and learning from iconic projects that best express the new ideas – to exemplify the transformation of concept into built form.