History of World Architecture 2: Lecture
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLSD 2326
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Architectural History, Theory & Criticism
- Spatial Design
History of World Architecture 2 continues a two-semester survey of the built environment. Key monuments are studied with attention paid to structures, fundamental characteristics, and reasons for success within specific societies. Plans, materials, aesthetics, and environments will be presented in lectures and field trips. Students are required to articulate their reactions to sites in recitation discussions following each lecture. Study begins with Etruscan and Imperial Roman architecture, sites, interior planning and lighting design, and follows developments to the present. The formation of cities during European and Asian migrations of the IV-X2I centuries, and innovations in design stemming from such social changes will be considered. Global trade, building patronage, and cohesion of urban sites will be studied. Revolutionary activity of the XV2I and XIX centuries, technological innovations of the Industrial Revolution, and Modernism will be covered. Contemporary architectural forms in Africa, Asia, the Americas, India and Europe will be studied, with emphasis on sustainability. A look at the work of current innovators will conclude this chronological survey. Pathway: Spatial Design Studies
Open to: Bachelors in Architectural Design, Integrated Design and Interior Design majors; others by permission of the School of Art and Design History and Theory. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. Co-requisite(s): PLSD 2327 Recitation
Open to Undergraduate students.