Special Topics – Projects and Polemics examines the debates that animated modern architecture from the early nineteenth century to the recent past. The seminar runs in parallel with the global architecture history survey (ARC 2701/5711) and examines the correspondences between modern architecture and the discipline’s historical roots.

    The course focuses on close readings of primary sources from classical antiquity to the Enlightenment, historical analyses of these works, modernist theory written in response to or against these precedents, and contemporary architectural theory which sheds light on the polemical origins of architectural practices.



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Special Topics - Projects and Polemics