Lecture Notes

The lecture notes from this class are a comprehensive listing, in order, of the images viewed and discussed in each class.

LEC # TOPICS Lecture notes
1 Introduction
2 Megacities (PDF)
3 Blobs, Curves and the Formless
4 Theory Outtake 1 (PDF)
5 Bodies (PDF)
6 CTRL [Space] (PDF)
7 Environmentalism
8 Architecture and Deconstruction (PDF)
9 The New York Five (PDF)
10 First Interim Exam
11 Architecture and Post - Modernism (PDF)
12 Kenneth Frampton and Critical Regionalism (PDF)
13 Modernisms Elsewhere (PDF)
14 Vernacularism
15 Critiques of Modernism
16 Theory Outtake 2
17 Phenomenology and Place (PDF)
18 Minimalism and Monumentality - Louis Kahn (PDF)
19 Second Interim Exam
20 Voyages into the Surface - Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown (PDF)
21 Aldo Rossi and the Archetypes of Memory (PDF)
22 Manfredo Tafuri and the Venice School (PDF)
23 Theory Outtake 3
24 Superstudio - Italy between First and Third Worlds
25 1968 (PDF)
26 Traces on the City (PDF)
27 Technofantasy / Megastructure (PDF)
28 Late CIAM and the Architecture of the Welfare State (PDF)
29 Final Paper (4500 words) Due