Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : Sports & Fitness
Function : General
Trainer name : Dr David Morgan
Starts on : 17th Sep 2014
Duration : 10 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
About the course
This course will explore the architectural genesis of the modern world. Beginning with the vital structural innovations of the late Victorian era, the course will trace the rise and spread of Modernism in European and American architecture. It will focus upon the earliest stirrings of Modernism per se in the Europe of the early 20th century (as in the work of Le Corbusier & the Bauhaus), before following the inter-war flight of the European intelligentsia to Britain and the USA. Its subsequent focus will then be principally upon the collision between the existing architectural culture of the USA (such as the work of architects such as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright) and the incoming flood of European Modernist ideas.
This course aims to introduce students to the history of western architecture during the period from the later 19th century to the present day.
Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
By the end of this course students will be able to understand:
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
To participate in the course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following books: Frampton, Kenneth:Modern Architecture: A Critical History 4th ed., (Thames & Hudson, London, 2007) Favole, Paolo: The Story of Modern Architecture , (Prestel, London, 2012)
The areas you will cover in this course are:
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