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Department of Architecture
Please describe specifically which non-U.S. community, country, or coherent regional grouping of countries, past or present, will be studied.
This course examines architecture from the late eighteenth century to the present. Coverage includes architecture in Europe, Africa, Asia, an South American in addition to North America. Case studies allow consideration of how issues such as colonialism, industrialization, and modernism are expressed in the architecture of specific global cultures. The 1/3 requirement for a coherent grouping of countries will be met by the comparative study of architecture in Western Europe, primarily Germany, Austria, France, and Great Britain.
What are typical readings or other materials in the course or class related to Global Cultures?
Typical reading assignments are indicated in the attached syllabus. In general, the readings include survey-level assignments coupled with articles and book chapters on specific cultures. Such specialized readings related to the case studies include: Carla de Benedetti and Barry Hallen, “Afro-Brazilian Mosques in West Africa,” Mimar 29: Architecture in Development (1988); John Michael Vlach, “Affecting Architecture of the Yoruba,” African Arts 10/1 (October 1976): 48-53, 99; Thomas R. Metcalf, “Architecture and the Representation of Empire: India, 1860-1910,” Representations, no. 6 (Spring 1984), 37-65; Cherie Wendelken, “The Tectonics of Japanese Style: Architect and Carpenter in the Late Meiji Period,” Art Journal 55/3 (Autumn, 1996), 28-37 Christine M. E. Guth, “Japan 1868-1945: Art, Architecture, and National Identity,” Art Journal 55/3 (Autumn