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Week 01

L_01 INTRODUCTION: The Necessity of History, Theory and Meaning in Architecture

L_02 Methods of Analysis


Aristotle, Metaphysics, Book I (PDF)


Week 02

L_03 WONDER: Ancient Monuments and the Canon of Western Architecture Intro

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Plato, The Republic, selection (PDF)

McEwen, Indra, Socrates’ Ancestor, Chapter 1, pp. 8 – 38. (PDF)

Rykwert, Joseph, The Dancing Column, selected chapters. (PDF)


Week 03

L_04 ORDER

Building analysis: Palladio, Villa Rotunda; Guarini, San Lorenzo

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Vitruvius, The Ten Books of Architecture (Library)

Wittkower, Rudolf, Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism (Library)

Alberti, The Ten Books of Architecture (Library)

Palladio, Andrea, The Four Books of Architecture (Library)

Rowe, Colin, “The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa” (PDF)

Rosalind Krauss, "Sculpture in the Expanded Field" (PDF)


Week 04

L_05 NATURE

Building analysis: André Le Nôtre Disc_04


Emerson, Ralph Waldo, “Nature”, (1836)

Carson, Rachel, Silent Spring, 1962 (Library)

Ian McHarg, Design with Nature (Library)


Week 05

L_06 SPACE

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Giedion, S., Space, Time, and Architecture (Library)

Bachelard, Gaston, The Poetics of Space, selected chapters (PDF)


Week 06

L_07 VISION (Embodiment)

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Wöfflin, H. “Prolegomena to a Psychology of Architecture” (PDF)

Vischer, Robert. “On the Optical Sense of Form:  Contribution of Aesthetics” (PDF)

Schmarzow, A., “The Essence of Architectural Creation,” (PDF)

Carlo Antoni, “Heinrich Wölfflin,” in From History to Sociology: the transition in German historical thinking (PDF)


The first three texts above are taken from: R. Vischer, H. F. Mallgrave, and E. Ikonomou. Empathy, Form, and Space: Problems in German Aesthetics, 1873-1893. Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Santa Monica, CA, 1994.


Week 07

L_08 TECTONICS

Building Analysis: Library St. Genevieve

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Semper, Four Elements of Architecture (PDF)

Heidegger, “Building, Dwelling, Thinking” (PDF)

Kenneth Frampton, Studies in Tectonic Culture (2007) (Library and selected PDF)


Week 08

L_09 MACHINES

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Le Corbusier, Towards a New Architecture (Library)

Benjamin, W., “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (PDF)

Hitchcock, H.R. and Johnson, Philip. The International Style (Library)

Simmel, G., “Metropolis and Mental Life” (PDF)

Banham, Reyner, Theory and Design in the First Machine Age (PDF)


Week 09

L_10 CITIES

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Camillo Sitte, “City Building according to Artistic Principles”, in George R. and Christiane Craseman in Collins, Camillo Sitte: The Birth of Modern City Planning CIAM, (PDF)

“La Sarraz Declaration,” and ABC Group, “ABC Demands the Dictatorship of the Machine,” in Conrads, U., Programmes and Manifestos of Twentieth Century Architecture (PDF)

Koolhaas, Rem, ”The Generic City” from S,M,X,XL (PDF)

Benjamin, W., “Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth City” (PDF)

Rossi, A., The Architecture of the City (Library) 

Eric Mumford, The CIAM Discourse on Urbanism (Library and selected PDF)

Max Risselada and Dirk van den Heuvel, Team 10: in search of a utopia of the present, 1953-81 (Library)


Week 10

L_11 STYLE

Building analysis: Vanna Venturi House; Eisenman, House VI

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Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (PDF)

Lynn, Greg., “Structure of Ornament,” Digital Tectonics (2004): 63-68 (PDF)

Semper, G., “Style: The Textile Arts,” in The Four Elements of Architecture, 1989, Prolegomena. (PDF)

Viollet-le-Duc, E., “Style,from the Dictionnaire Raisonnee (PDF)

Peter Eisenman, “The End of the Classical: The End of the Beginning, the End of the End,” Perspecta 21 (1984) (PDF)



Week 11

L_12 REPRESENTATION

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Gropius, Walter, “The Bauhaus Manifesto” (PDF)

Barthes, R., “Eiffel Tower” Venturi, R., “Architecture as Signs and Systems” (PDF)

Barbara Miller Lane, Architecture and Politics in Germany 1918-1945 (Library)

Manfredo Tafuri, Architecture and Utopia (Library)



Week 12

L_13 FORM

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Purves, A., “The Persistence of Formal Patterns,” in Perspecta 19, 1982:138-63 (PDF)

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Lynn, G. “Surface Effects,” Anymore, Cynthia Davidson, ed. (2000): 231-237 (PDF)



Week 13

L_14 HISTORY

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Alan Colquhoun, "Three Kinds of Historicism" in Modernity and the Classical Tradition (PDF)

Tafuri, Architecture and Utopia, Ch. 6, "Le Corbusier at Algiers" (PDF)

William Cronon, "Preface" to Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West (PDF)

Vincent Scully, “Where Is Modern Architecture Going?” Global Architecture Document 1 (1980) (PDF)

Jameson, Fredric. “From Metaphor to Allegory,” in Cynthia Davidson, ed. Anything (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001): 24-36. (PDF)

“Our Common Future,” http://www.un-documents.net/wced-ocf.htm

Colin Rowe, Collage City (Library)



Week 14

L_14 No Class

L_00 THANKSGIVING


Week 15

L_15 7 Final Lecture Day

Disc_07 Final Research Paper/Model DUE TBD

Design Theory:

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