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COURSE SCHEDULE

August 29: Course overview

PART I: RATIONALISM, INDUSTRIALIZATION AND THE SEARCH FOR PRINCIPLES

August 31: Origins of Neoclassicism: Bergdoll Chapter 1, pp. 9-41

September 5, 7: Neoclassicism and the French Enlightenment Bergdoll Chapters 2 and 3, pp. 43-102 and pp. 105-117; Hitchcock pp. 13-22

September 12, 14: Romantic Classicism and the Transformation of Historical Models Bergdoll pp. 117-135, 173-195; Hitchcock Chapters 1 and 2, pp. 23-46, 47-73 and pp. 121-128

September 19, 21: Nationalism and Medievalism: 19th-Century Gothic Architecture Bergdoll pp. 139-170, 196-205; Hitchcock Chapters 6 and 10, pp. 143-168, 248-270. [Preliminary paper proposal due in class, Thursday, September 21st]

September 26, 28: Industrialized Building and European Urban Expansion Bergdoll Chapters 7 & 8, pp. 207-267; Hitchcock Chapter 8 pp. 191-217

PART II: SECESSIONISM AND SELF-CONSCIOUS MODERNITY

October 3: The Chicago School and the Invention of the Skyscraper Hitchcock, Chapter 14, pp. 327-352; Curtis Chapter 2, pp. 33-51

October 5: Mid-Term Exam!

Saturday October 7th: Mandatory field trip to Eastern State Penitentiary Exact time to be announced, class will meet at ESP, 22nd St. and Fairmount Ave.

October 10, 12: The Art Nouveau and Secession Bergdoll Chapter 9, pp. 269-279; Hitchcock Chapters 16 and 17 pp. 383-417; Curtis Chapter 3, pp. 53-71 [Field trip assignment due in class, Thursday, October 12th]

October 17, 19: Arts & Crafts / Organic Architecture Curtis Chapters 5, 7 & 8, pp. 87-97, 113-147; Hitchcock, Chapter 19, pp. 433-454

PART III: PARADIGMS OF 20TH CENTURY MODERNISM

October 24, 26: The Werkbund, Aesthetic Avant-Gardes and the Bauhaus Curtis Chapters 6, 9, 11 & 10, pp. 99-111, 149-159, 183-199, 201-215

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