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|B o s t o n A r c h i t e c t u r a l C o l l e g e ( B A C ) F a l l 2 0 0 5|
|Requirements: This is a course for Graduate students
Coordinator: Ariel Brain
Instructor: Sotirios Kotsopoulos
Semester: Fall 2005
Lecture: Thursday 7:15 10:15 pm
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WEEK 1: Introduction September 8
Course policies and objectives
Hand out syllabus & questionnaire
WEEK 2: Origins, The Function of Art September 15 Arnold Hauser (1958). "The Scope and Limitations of a Sociology of Art. The Philosophy of Art History. Trans. From the German. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 1985.
Art as a challenge: we do not explain it, we adjust ourselves to it (Arnold Hauser).
Art as a riddle, goal is not to solve it, but to recognize it as a riddle (Martin Heidegger, "The Origins of the Work of Art").
Truth and lies in art
WEEK 3: Complex Form, Reconciliation of Opposites September 22
Arnaldo Bruschi. "The Tempietto of S.Pietro in Montorio". Bramante. Thames & Hudson, 1977.
Donato Bramantes Tempietto
Celebrating center and periphery
Objects harnessing complexity
Reconciliation of high and low, inside and outside, stasis and movement
WEEK 4: Dissolved Form September 29
John Hejduk. "Out of Time and Into Space". Mask of Medusa. New York: Rizzoli, 1983.
Visit the Carpenter Center by Le Corbusier on Quincy Street, Cambridge
Interior and exterior as parts of the same system
Simultaneity and relativity in Cubism (1907-25)
WEEK 5: Individual Form October 6
James S. Ackerman (1961). "Michelangelo's 'Theory' of Architecture."The Architecture of Michelangelo. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Michelangelo avoids the use of units, hides the joints, and attempts to approach the building through a unitary idea,
Members integrated by tension, compression, stress.
Michelangelo wanted an architecture based on individual perception, and not on universal principles.
The organic model vs. the geometric model
WEEK 6: Forms of Space October 13
Christian Norberg-Schulz. "House". The concept of dwelling,On the way to figurative architecture. New York: Electra/Rizzoli, 1985.
Christopher Alexander (1977). "Buildings". A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction. Oxford University Press, pp. 823-915
Symbolic and materialist conceptions of space
Figural space: space as form
Space as continuity
Linear space: space as direction
WEEK 7: Geometric Contradictions October 20 Colin Rowe (1947). "Mathematics of the Ideal Villa". Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and other essays. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1983.
Lionel March (2000). "Palladio's Villa Emo: the golden proportion hypothesis rebuted". Unpublished manuscript.
Andrea Palladio and Le Corbusier
Part to whole relationships
Purity and ambiguity
WEEK 8: Mid-term Presentations October 27
WEEK 9: Film November 3
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WEEK 10: Fluid Geometry November 10
Francesco Dal Co. "The Architecture of Betrayal". Tadao Ando, Complete Works. London: Phaidon Press, 1995.
Time in architecture
Integral geometry vs. fragmented geometry
WEEK 11: Types , A Return to Origins November 17
Anthony Vidler. "The Idea of Type: The Transformation of the Academic Ideal, 1750-1830." Oppositions Reader. Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998.
Typology: the study of types
Typology and the search for meaning
Conceptual ideals (i.e. Justice) vs. functional ideals (ie. door, bridge)
Symbolic and materialist typology
The Primitive Hut vs. Ideal Temple
Quatremθre de Quincy and the Ideal Type
WEEK 12: Thanksgiving Break-No Class November 24
WEEK 13: Post-Modernism December 1 Frederic Jameson (1998). Postmodernism and Consumer Society. The Cultural Turn. Selected Writings on the Postmodern, 1983-1998. Verso, New York.
Rem Koolhaas (1978). "The Frontier in the Sky." Delirious New York, A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. New York: The Monacelli Press.
Skyscraper as great metropolitan destabilizer
Generating two separate architectures (exterior and interior)
Reproduction of the world, annexation of the tower, and the island
What is Post-Modernism?
WEEK 14: Monumental Form December 8
Colin Rowe and Fred Koetter (1978). "Crisis of the Object: Predicament of Texture." Collage City. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1978.
Two fundamental urban types: ancient Greek temple and stoa
Object as figure and ground - the perception of figure requires the perception of ground
The task of the monument: to establish presence
WEEK 15: Final presentations December 15 Term Project due