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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 4.645 (Fall 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Selected Topics in Architecture: Architecture from 1750 to the Present 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Architecture 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Arindam Dutta 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 4.645 Selected Topics in Architecture: Architecture from 1750 to the Present



    Fall 2004




    Course Highlights


    This course features a complete set of weekly questions on the readings in the assignments section, along with student responses to those questions.


    Course Description


    This class is a general study of modern architecture as a response to important technological, cultural, environmental, aesthetic, and theoretical challenges after the European Enlightenment. It focuses on the theoretical, historiographic, and design approaches to architectural problems encountered in the age of industrial and post-industrial expansion across the globe, with specific attention to the dominance of European modernism in setting the agenda for the discourse of a global modernity at large. It explores modern architectural history through thematic exposition rather than as a simple chronological succession of ideas.
     

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