Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Art & Art History-Art History
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
79618 AH 274 CULTURAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE Fall 2013 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1400 1515 MOREY 205
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
12
Total Cap     
25
Cross Listed: AH 274 (P), AH 474
Instructors: SAAB J
Final Exam Schedule: MOREY 205 on 1218 at 1600
Description: This course will explore critical issues in American Architecture from an interdisciplinary perspective that focuses on the built environment. How do spaces shape history? Can we locate the history of slavery, corporate capitalism, the Cold War, or cultural imperialism, within their respective architectural spaces: the plantation, the family home, the skyscraper, the fallout shelter, or the international hotel? Over the course of the semester we will look at contemporary monographs of specific spaces alongside the work of key architectural historians and theorists. In addition, we will discuss novels, films, and paintings that foreground the centrality of architecture within American modernity.
Clusters: H1SUS001