Spring 2012

Modern Architecture, Design, and the Built Environment

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-271


Jeffrey Saletnik (Section 01)


This course considers architecture and design of the 19thand 20thcenturies in light of contemporary disciplinary themes like space, globalization, and sustainability. In doing so, it strives to highlight the social, political, intellectual, and technological forces that have influenced (and continue to motivate) modern design. Key figures to be addressed include: Gottfried Semper, William Morris, Peter Behrens, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Daniel Liebeskind, Herzog and de Meuron, and Zaha Hadid. This course may include field trips to the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art and to important regional buildings/sites. Two class meetings per week. 

Requisite: EUST 216, EUST364, a course in art history, studio art, or consent of the instructor. Limited to 20 students. Spring semester.  Visiting Professor Saletnik.

If Overenrolled: preference given ARHA majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013