Modern and Postmodern Architecture: Lecture
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Architecture
Course Number: PGAR 5040
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Architecture
  • Architectural History, Theory & Criticism
This course will introduce themes central to modern architecture from the mid-nineteenth century, and their transformations in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, paying particular attention to New York as a paradigm of the perpetually contemporary city. As architecture encountered the industrialized condition of modernity and the rise of the metropolis, it gave rise to a fascinating range of aesthetic and programmatic experiments. The course will pay particular attention to the way in which architects have responded to, and participated in broader technological, economic and socio-political transformations, as well as formal and aesthetic developments in the arts.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Pre-requisite(s): none. Co-requisite(s): PGAR 5041 Modern & Postmodern Arch: Recitation. Open to: Masters Degree in Architecture Majors and Masters Degree in Architecture and Lighing Design Dual Degree Majors Only; Others by permission.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Architecture/Lighting Design students.

Open to Architecture students.