Lecture 0: Introduction to the Course, Program, Rules & Course Texts

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Dear Students,
here are the Introduction to the course and Lecture 1. Please click on the links to download the two pdf documents on your computers.
I also enclose the provisional schedules of lectures, assignments and papers

History of Contemporary Architecture (01LWRLU), Academic year 2016-2017

Professor Michela Rosso, Student assistant: Rossana Schiraldi

TIMES&PLACES

Tuesday 14,30-17,30, room 10V Castello del Valentino

Thursday 13,00-16,00, room 7V Castello del Valentino

 SCHEDULED LECTURES (in progress)

Tue 18.10: 14,30-17,30

Presentation of the course. Introduction to books, methods Assignment 1: My favourite building

Lecture1. The basic grammar of architecture: the architectural orders (Summerson: 7-26).

Introduction to the course blog (https://hca1617.wordpress.com); questions on Lecture 1. Lecture2: The debate between Ancients and Moderns. The origins of contemporary architecture 1660 to 1790 (Bergdoll: 9-13/ 23-31)

Assignment 2: In Search for Orders in Turin (HOME)

 Tue 25.10: 14,30-17,30

Synthetic overview of Lecture 2, The debate between Ancients and Moderns; Lecture3. Architecture throughout Europe: the Enlightenment 1720 to 1790 (Bergdoll: 14-23); Introduction to Lecture4. Architectural ideas: the sublime and the picturesque (Bergdoll: 73-90)

Thu 27.10: 13,00-16,00

Continuation of Lecture4. Architectural ideas: the sublime and the picturesque (Bergdoll: 73-90) Introduction of Lecture5. The architect John Soane and 18th-century architectural culture (Bergdoll: 120-127)

 Thu 03.11: 13,00-16,00

Lecture6. In what style should be build? The rise of architectural historicism

(Bergdoll: 142-145; 156-167).

Tue 08.11: 14,30-17,30

Lecture7. Architecture at the 19th-century World Fairs.

(Bergdoll: 207-214; Frampton: 29-39)

Thu 10.11: 13,00-16,00

Lecture8. Architecture and the Decorative Arts: the Arts and Craft movement

(Bergdoll: 219-223; Curtis: 87-98; Frampton: 42-50)

Tue 15.11: 14,30-17,30.

Lecture9. The SKYSCRAPERI 1850-1906: anatomy of an innovation (Curtis: 40-51)

Projection of film ‘Metropolis’, by Fritz Lang (1927).

Thu 17.11: 13,00-16,00

Lecture10. The SKYSCRAPERII 1910-1960: evolution of a building type (Curtis: 144-158; 258-270; Frampton: 219-223; 233-237).

 Tue 22.11: 14,30-17,30

Review of lectures 1-10, questions and preparation for Paper1

Thu 24.11: 13,00-16,00

Paper 1 on lectures 1-10

Tue 29.11: 14,30-17,30

Lecture11. Art Nouveau (Frampton: 64-77; Curtis: 53-66); Lecture12. The Perret brothers and the building at 25bis rue Franklin (Curtis: 73-79; Frampton: 105-

Thu 01.12: 13,00-16,00

Lecture12. The Perret brothers and the building at 25bis rue Franklin

(Curtis: 73-79; Frampton: 105-107)

Tue 06.12: 14,30-17,30

Lecture13. Protagonists of the Modern Movement: Le CorbusierI

(Frampton: 149-160; Curtis: 83-85)

Thu 08.12: 13,00-16,00

Lecture14. Protagonists of the Modern Movement: Le CorbusierII

Tue 13.12: 14,30-17,30

Lecture15. Landmarks of modern Architecture Villa Savoye / Seagram Building

Thu 15.12: 13,00-16,00

Lecture16. Protagonists of the Modern Movement: Mies van der Rohe I

Tue 20.12: 14,30-17,30

Lecture17. Protagonists of the Modern Movement: Mies van der Rohe II

Tue 10.01: 14,30-17,30

Lecture18. Modern Architecture in TurinI

Thu 12.01: 13,00-16,00

Lecture19. Modern Architecture in TurinII

Visit to the archive of Carlo Mollino

Architecture Library of the Politecnico

Tue 17.01: 14,30-17,30

Review of lectures 11-19, questions and preparation for Paper2

 Thu 19.01: 13,00-16,00

Paper 2 on lectures 11-19

Pdf documents with the text and images of the lectures will be uploaded on the course blog https://hca1617.wordpress.com, as well as on the course portal

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