Constructing the Past
Exploring Forth and Digging Under
|Required Readings |
McClellan, Andrew. "The Revolutionary Louvre." Chapter 3 in Inventing the Louvre: Art, Politics, and the Origins of the Modern Museum in Eighteenth-Century Paris. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN: 0521450659.
Elsner, John. "A Collector's Model of Desire; The House and Museum of Sir John Soane." In The Cultures of Collecting. Edited by John Elsner, and Roger Cardinal. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994. ISBN: 0674179927.
Schnapp, Alain. "The Invention of Archaeology." Chapter 5 in The Discovery of the Past. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1997.
Bernal, Martin. "The Image of Ancient Greece as a Tool for Colonialism and European Hegemony." In Social Construction of the Past: Representation as Power. Edited by Bond, George Clement, and Angela Gilliam. New York: Routledge, 1994.
Monk, Daniel Bertrand. "You are Blind to the Meaning of the Dome of the Rock." Chapter 3 in An Aesthetic Occupation: The Immediacy of Architecture and the Palestine Conflict. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002.
Marciari, John. Selections from The Grand Tour: An Exhibition held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 15 January Through 31 March, 1998. New Haven: The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1998.
Debaine-Francfort, Corinne. "Birth of Archaeology in China." Chapter 1 in The Search for Ancient China. New York: Harry N. Abrams (Discoveries Series), 1998.
|2||Prelude to an Architecture of Globalization: The Transatlantic Slave Trade||Required Readings |
Spillers, Hortense. "Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe; An American Grammar Book." Diacritics 17, no. 2 (Summer 1987).
Anthony, Carl. "The Big House and the Slave Quarters: Part I, Prelude to New World Architecture." Landscape 20, no. 3 (Spring 1976): 8-19.
———. "The Big House and the Slave Quarters: Part II, African Contributions to the New World." Landscape 21, no. 1 (Autumn 1976): 9-15.
Middleton, Robin. "Sickness, Madness and Crime as the Grounds of Form." Parts 1 and 2 in AA Files, no. 24 (Autumn 1992) and 25 (Summer 1993).
Miller, Jacques-Alain. "Jeremy Bentham's Panoptic Discourse." October, no. 41.
Betancour, Ana, and Peter Hasdell. "Tango; A Choreography of Urban Displacement." Chapter 5 in White Papers, Black Masks. Edited by Lesley Naa Norle Lokko. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.
Wright, Gwendolyn. "The 'Big House' and the Slave Quarters." Chapter 3 in Building the Dream: A Social History of Housing in America. New York: Pantheon Books, 1981.
Morrison, Toni. "Home." In Lubiano, Wahneema: The House that Race Built. New York: Vintage Books, 1998.
Barton, Craig Evans. "Duality and Invisibility: Race and Memory in the Urbanism of the American South." In Sites of Memory: Perspectives on Architecture and Race. Edited by Craig Evans Barton. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2001.
Hooks, Bell. "Diasporic Landscapes of Longing," and "Architecture in Black Life: Talking Space with LaVerne Wells-Bowie." In Art on My Mind: Visual Politics. New York: The New Press, 1995.
McDonald, Roderick A. Chapter 3 "Material Culture in Jamaica," and Chapter 4 "Material Culture in Louisiana." In The Economy and Material Culture of Slaves. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1993.
The Politics of Site
|Required Readings |
Bermingham, Ann. "System, Order and Abstraction: The Politics of English Landscape Drawing Around 1795." Chapter 3 in Landscape and Power. Edited by W. J. T. Mitchell. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994. ISBN: 0226532062.
Hunt, John Dixon. "The Picturesque Climax: Theory and Practice." Chapter 3 in The Picturesque Garden in Europe. London: Thames and Hudson, 2002.
Teyssot, Georges. "The Eclectic Garden and the Imitation of Nature." In The History of Garden Design: The Western Tradition from the Renaissance to the Present Day. Edited by Georges Teyssot and Monique Mosser. London: Thames and Hudson, 2000.
Stafford, Barbara Maria. "Sectarians of the Unknown." Chapter 5 in Voyage into Substance: Art, Science, Nature, and the Illustrated Travel Account. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1984.
Picon, Antoine. "Anxious Landscapes: From the Ruin to Rust." In Grey Room: Architecture Art Media Politics, no. 1 (Fall 2000): 64-83. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Bunn, David. "'Our Wattled Cot': Mercantile and Domestic Space in Thomas Pringle's African Landscapes." Chapter 5 in Landscape and Power. Edited by W. J. T. Mitchell. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
|4||Architecture and Industrialism, Part 1: The Ghosts of Technology||Required Readings |
Wohlfarth, Irving. "'Construction Has the Role of the Subconscious': Phantasmagorias of the Master Builder (with Constant Reference to Giedion, Weber, Nietzsche, Ibsen, and Benjamin)." In Nietzsche and 'an Architecture of Our Minds'. Edited by Irving Wohlfarth and Alexandre Kostka. Los Angeles: The Getty Research Institute, 1999. ISBN: 0892364858.Suggested Readings
Wigley, Mark. "The Electric Lawn." Chapter 7 in The American Lawn. Edited by Georges Teyssot. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999.
———. "Planetary Homeboy." In Forget Fuller?, no. 17, ANY. New York: Anyone Corporation, 1997.
McLeod, Mary. "'Architecture or Revolution': Taylorism, Technocracy, and Social Change." Art Journal 43, no.2 (Summer 1983).
Frampton, Kenneth. "Industrialization and the Crises in Architecture." Oppositions, no. 1.
Benton, Tim. "Dreams of Machines: Futurism and l'Esprit Nouveau." Journal of Design History 3, no. 1 (1990).
Finn, Dallas. "Feats of Engineering." Chapter 8 in Meiji Revisite: The Sites of Victorian Japan. New York: Weatherhill, 1995.
Schivelbusch, Wolfgang. "The Lamp." Chapter 1 in Disenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century. Translated by Angela Davies. Berkeley, CA: The University of California Press, 1988.
Francastel, Pierre. "Technology and Architecture in the Nineteenth Century." Chapter 2 in Art and Technology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. New York: Zone Books, 2000.
|5||Architecture as Ornament||Required Readings |
Keyser, Barbara Whitney. "Ornament as Idea; Indirect Imitation of Nature in the Design Reform Movement." Journal of Design History 11, no. 2 (1998).
Wigley, Mark. "White Out: Fashioning the Modern." In Architecture: In Fashion. Edited by Deborah Fausch, Paulette Singley, Rodolphe El-Khoury, and Zvi Efrat. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1994. ISBN: 1878271997.
Necipoglu, Gülru. "Ornamentalism and Orientalism: The Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century European Literature." Chapter 4 in The Topkapi Scroll - Geometry and Ornament in Islamic Architecture. Santa Monica: Oxford University Press, The Getty Center for the History of Art and Humanities, 1995. ISBN: 0892363355.
Denvir, Bernard. "Virtuous Design; Design and Ornament take on a New Complexion." In The Late Victorians; Art, Design and Society, 1852-1910. Extracted from 19th century British writings on ornament. London: Longman, 1986.
Troy, Nancy. "Art Nouveau in Paris: From an Eclectic Movement to a National Style." Chapter 1 in Modernism and the Decorative Arts in France: Art Nouveau to Le Corbusier. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.
Pevsner, Nikolaus. "Art and Industry." Chapter 4 in The Sources of Modern Architecture and Design. London: Thames and Hudson, 1968.
|6||Architecture and Industrialism, Part 2: Masses, Classes and Regions||Required Readings |
Evans, Robin. "Rookeries and Model Dwellings: English Housing Reform and the Moralities of Private Space." In Translations from Drawing to Building and Other Essays. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780262550277.
Dal Co, Francesco. "From Parks to the Region: Progressive Ideology and the Reform of the American City." In The American City: From the Civil War to the New Deal. Edited by Giorgio Ciucci, et al. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1983. ISBN: 9780262530446.
Stallybrass, Peter, and Allon White. "The City: The Sewer, the Gaze and the Contaminating Touch." Chapter 3 in The Politics and Poetics of Transgression. London: Methuen, 1986.
Crawford, Margaret. Chapter 2 "The Company Town in an Era of Industrial Expansion," and Chapter 3 "Welfare Capitalism, Housing Reform, and the Company Town." In Building the Workingman's Paradise: The Design of American Company Towns. London: Verso, 1995.
Kwinter, Sanford. "La Cittá Nuova: Modernity and Continuity." In Zone 1/2: The Contemporary City. Edited by Sanford Kwinter and Michel Feher. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987.
Riis, Jacob A. How the Other Half Lives. New York: Penguin Books, 1997.
Garner, John S. "Noisel-sur-Marne and the Ville Industrielle in France." Chapter 2 in The Company Town: Architecture and Society in the Early Industrial Age. Edited by John Garner. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Ahnlund, Mats, and Lasse Brunnström. "The Company Town in Scandinavia." Chapter 3 in The Company Town: Architecture and Society in the Early Industrial Age. Edited by John Garner. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Jones, Gareth Stedman. "From 'Demoralization' to 'Degeneration'; The Threat of Outcast London." In Outcast London: A Study in the Relationship between Classes in Victorian Society. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971.
Gender in Space
|Required Readings |
McClintock, Anne. "Imperial Leather: Race, Cross-dressing and the Cult of Domesticity." Chapter 3 in Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Context. New York: Routledge, 1995. ISBN: 0415908906.
Van Zanten, David. "Frank Lloyd Wright's Kindergarten: Professional Practice and Sexual Roles." Chapter 6 in Not At Home: The Suppression of Domesticity in Modern Art and Architecture. Edited by Christopher Reed. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996.
Colomina, Beatriz. "E.1027." In The Sex of Architecture. Edited by Diana Agrest, Patricia Conway, and Leslie Kanes Weisman. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996.
Tiersten, Lisa. "The Chic Interior and the Feminine Modern: Home Decorating as High Art in Turn-of-the-Century Paris." Chapter 1 in Not At Home: The Suppression of Domesticity in Modern Art and Architecture. Edited by Christopher Reed. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996.
Lupton, Ellen, and J. Abbott Miller. The Bathroom, The Kitchen and the Aesthetics of Waste: A Process of Elimination. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1992.
Massey, Doreen. "Space-time and the Politics of Location." In House. Edited by Rachel Whiteread. London: Phaidon Press, 1995.
Silver, Kenneth E. "Master Bedrooms, Master Narratives: Home, Homosexuality, and Post-War Art." Chapter 14 in Not At Home: The Suppression of Domesticity in Modern Art and Architecture. Edited by Christopher Reed. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996.
Stallybrass, Peter, and Allon White. "Below Stairs: The Maid and the Family Romance." Chapter 4 in The Politics and Poetics of Transgression. London: Methuen, 1986.
Teyssot, Georges. "The Disease of the Domicile." Assemblage, no. 6. (June 1988). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
Weiner, Deborah E. B. "The Architecture of Victorian Philanthropy: The Settlement House as Manorial Residence." In Art History 13, no. 2 (June 1990).
Vidler, Anthony. "The Architecture of the Uncanny: The Unhomely Houses of the Romantic Sublime." Assemblage, no. 3. (1987). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
|8||Making of the Modernist Avant-Garde and the Operative Historian||Required Readings |
Colomina, Beatriz. "L'Esprit Nouveau: Architecture and Publicité." In Architectureproduction. Edited by Beatriz Colomina and Joan Ockman. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1988. ISBN: 0910413207.
Wright, Frank Lloyd. "Organic Architecture."
Scheerbart, Paul. "Glass Architecture."
Sant'Elia, Antonio, and F. Marinetti. "Futurist Architecture."
'De Stijl'. "Manifesto 1."
Gropius, Walter. "Program of the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar."
Mendelsohn, Erich. "The Problem of A New Architecture."
Corbusier, Le. "Towards a New Architecture: Guiding Principles."
Mies van der Rohe, L. "Industrialized Building."
Corbusier, Le., and P. Jeanneret. "Five Points Towards a New Architecture."
CIAM. "La Sarraz Declaration."
———. "Charter of Athens: tenets."
Kiesler, Frederick. "Magical Architecture."
Mies van der Rohe, L. "Technology and Architecture."
Film: Part of the Struggle: Art and Politics, Germany 1919-1933.
Troy, Nancy. "Total Abstraction: Color in Space." Chapter 4 in The De Stijl Environment. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1983.
Lipstadt, Hélène. "Architectural Publications, Competitions and Exhibitions." In Architecture and its Image: Four Centuries of Architectural Representation. Edited by Eve Blau, and Edward Kaufman. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989. ISBN: 9780262022897.
Hochman, Elaine S. "Death and Transfiguration." Chapter 15 in Bauhaus: Crucible of Modernism. New York: Fromm International, 1997.
Bergius, Hanne. "Architecture as the Dionyisian-Apollonian Process of Dada." In Nietzsche and 'an Architecture of Our Minds'. Edited by Irving Wohlfarth, and Alexandre Kostka. Los Angeles: The Getty Research Institute, 1999.
Cohen, Jean-Louis. "Le Corbusier's Nietzschean Metaphors." In Nietzsche and 'an Architecture of Our Minds'. Edited by Irving Wohlfarth, and Alexandre Kostka. Los Angeles: The Getty Research Institute, 1999.
Burger, Peter. "The Avant-Gardiste Work of Art." Chapter 4 in The Theory of the Avant-Garde. Minnesota, MN: University of Minnesota, 1984.
Gough, Maria. "In the Laboratory of Constructivism." October, no. 84: 90.
Bruegmann, Robert. "The Pencil and the Electronic Sketchboard: Architectural Representation and the Computer." In Architecture and its Image: Four Centuries of Architectural Representation. Edited by Eve Blau, and Edward Kaufman. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989. ISBN: 9780262022897.
Body as Metaphor in Architecture
|Required Readings |
Vidler, Anthony. "Homes for Cyborgs." Chapter 11 in Not At Home: The Suppression of Domesticity in Modern Art and Architecture. Edited by Christopher Reed. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996. ISBN: 0500016925.
Giedion, Sigfried. "The Compact Bathroom," "The Standard and Rule of the Compact Bathroom," and "The Bathroom and the Mechanical Core." In Mechanization Takes Command. New York: W. W. Norton & Co. Inc., 1969. pp. 699-711. ISBN: 0393004899.
Braham, William. "Sigfried Giedion and the Fascination of the Tub." In Plumbing: Sounding Modern Architecture. Edited by Nadir Lahiji, and D. S. Friedman. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1997. ISBN: 1568981074.
Rabinbach, Anson. "Time and Motion: Etienne-Jules Marey and the Mechanics of the Body." Chapter 4 in The Human Motor: Energy, Fatigue, and the Origins of Modernity. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1990.
Bergren, Ann. "The (Re)Marriage of Penelope and Odysseus: Architecture Gender Philosophy." Assemblage, no. 21. (August 1993). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Agrest, Diana I. "Architecture From Without: Body, Logic and Sex." Assemblage, no. 7. (October 1988). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Haraway, Donna. "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century." In Simians, Cyborgs, and Women; The Reinvention of Nature. New York: Routledge, 1991.
Ponte, Alessandra. "Architecture and Phallocentrism in Richard Payne Knight's Theory." In Sexuality and Space. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1992.
Mulvey, Laura. "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema." In Visual and Other Pleasures. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989.
Celik, Zeynep. "Gendered Spaces in Colonial Algiers." In Agrest, Diana; Conway, Patricia; and Kanes Weisman, Leslie: The Sex of Architecture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996.
The Architecture of Play
|Required Readings |
Friedberg, Anne. "The Passage from Arcade to Cinema," including "Passage II" Chapter 2 in Window Shopping: Cinema and the Postmodern. Berkeley: The University of California Press, 1993. ISBN: 0520079167.
Baudrillard, Jean. "The Beauborg-Effect: Implosion and Deterrence." October, no. 20: 3
Oettermann, Stephan. "Technical Features of the Panorama and Its Offshoots." Chapter 1 in The Panorama: History of a Mass Medium. Translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider. New York: Zone Books, 1997.
Hamon, Phillippe. "Ruins and Glass Houses." Chapter 1 in Expositions: Literature and Architecture in Nineteenth Century France. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
Jameson, Fredric. "Postmodernism and Consumer Society." In The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture. Edited by Hal Foster. Seattle: Bay Press, 1983.
el-Dahdah, Farès. "The Folly of S/M, recto verso." Assemblage, no. 18 (August 1992). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Sanden, Eric J. "Picturing the Exhibition." In Picturing an Exhibition: The Family of Man and 1950s America. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995.
Heller, Stephen. The 1939 World's Fair: Trylon and Perisphere. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989.
Lines Across the City
Architecture and the State
|Required Readings |
Selections from Art and Power: Europe under the Dictators, 1930-45 include -
Benton, Tim, et al. "Speaking Without Adjectives: Architecture in the Service of Totalitarianism." pp. 36-42.
White, Iain Boyd. "Berlin, 1 May 1936." pp. 43-49.
Fiss, Karen. "The German Pavilion." pp. 108-110.
Benton, Tim. "Rome Reclaims its Empire." pp. 120-129.
Kazus, Igor A. "The Great Illusion." pp. 189-194.
Cohen, Jean-Louis. "When Stalin Meets Hausmann." pp. 246-248.
Buck-Morss, Susan. Chapter 2 "On Time," and Chapter 5 "Dream and Awakening." In Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780262024648.
Schorske, Carl E. "The Ringstrasse, Its Critics and the Birth of Urban Modernism." In Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture. New York: Vintage House, 1981.
Jaskot, Paul B. "The Party Rally Grounds at Nuremberg: SS Economic Goals and National Socialist Architecture Policy." Chapter 3 in The Architecture of Oppression: The SS, Forced Labour and the Nazi Monumental Building Economy. New York: Routledge, 2000.
Said, Edward, and Jean Mohr. Chapter 2 "Interiors," and Chapter 3 "Emergence." In After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986.
Abu-Lughod, Janet. Chapter 7 "The Origins of Urban Apartheid," and Chapter 8 "Building the Colonial Edifice." In Rabat: Urban Apartheid in Morocco. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1980.
Squiers, Carol. "A Short History of Beirut in the 20th Century." In Zone 1/2: The Contemporary City. Edited by Sanford Kwinter, and Michel Feher. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987.
Rabinow, Paul. "Techno-Cosmopolitanism: Governing Morocco." In French Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social Environment. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Finn, Dallas. "Building Imperial Japan." Chapter 6 in Meiji Revisited: The Sites of Victorian Japan. New York: Weatherhill, 1995.
Vale, Lawrence. "The Acropolis of Bangladesh." In Architecture, Power and National Identity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.
|12||Post-War Narratives of "Development"||Required Readings |
German Democratic Republic. "Sixteen Principles for the Restructuring of Cities." In Architecture Culture 1943-1968: A Documentary Anthology. Edited by Joan Ockman, and Edward Eigen. New York: Rizzoli, 1993. ISBN: 0847815226.
Berman, Marshall. "In the Forest of Symbols: Some Notes on Modernism in New York." Section V of All that is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity. New York: Penguin Books, 1988. ISBN: 0140109625.
Film: Taken For A Ride
Colomina, Beatriz. "The Lawn at War: 1941-1961." In The American Lawn. Edited by Georges Teyssot. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999.
Scott, James C. "Compulsory Villagization in Tanzania: Aesthetics and Miniaturization." Chapter 7 in Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition have Failed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.
Neutra, Richard. "Bioreal Benchmarks for the Third World." In Nature Near: Late Essays of Richard Neutra. Edited by William Marlin. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press; 1989.
Dimendberg, Edward. "The Will to Motorization: Cinema, Highways and Modernity." October, no. 73: 90.
Cohen, Jean-Louis. "The Moroccan Group and the Theme of Habitat." In The Last CIAMs. Special issue Rassegna. Zurich: December 1992.
Mamdani, Mahmood. "The Rural in the Urban; Migrant Workers in South Africa." In Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996.
Escobar, Arturo. "Power and Visibility; Tales of Peasants, Women and the Environment." Chapter 5 In Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.
Hasan, Arif. "The Present Situation." In Understanding Karachi: Planning and Reform for the Future. Karachi: City Press, 1999.
Le Corbusier - Unité d'Habitation. Team X Projects.
Some Additional Reference Works
Turner, Jane. Grove Dictionary of Art. London: Grove's Dictionaries, 1996.
Bergdoll, Barry. European Architecture, 1750-1890. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Colquhoun, Alan. Modern Architecture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Frampton, Kenneth. Modern Architecture: A Critical History. London: Thames and Hudson, 1992.
Tafuri, Manfredo. Theories and Histories of Architecture. Translated by Giorgio Verrecchia. New York: Harper & Row, 1980.
Tafuri, Manfredo. Modern Architecture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1980.
Kruft, Hanno Walter. A History of Architectural Theory from Vitruvius to the Present. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1994.
Architectural Theory from the Renaissance to the Present: 89 Essays on 117 Treatises. Köln: Taschen, 2003.