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ART 272 - “All That Is Solid Melts Into Air”: Modernity’s Global Story Through Architecture (1800s-1930s)

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as URBS 272 ) While the ideas that gave rise to an era that today is spoken of as the age of Modernity originated in the Enlightenment or even the Renaissance; architecture’s account of Modernity took an acute and unprecedented turn at the end of the nineteenth century, which coincided with the rise of the Industrial Revolution. Adolf Loos and F.T Marinetti rejected past architectural forms and championed minimalist structures that spoke to the new technological age. Antonio Gaudi and others created an ornate architecture known as Modernistá. In other parts of the world, Modernity’s tale involved movement of former slaves recasting Classical, Renaissance and Baroque architecture as their own, modern architecture. This class explores how the advent of Modernity into the world assumes many guises if narrated through the architecture people created. Adedoyin Teriba.

Prerequisite(s): ART 105  or ART 106  or permission of the instructor.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS

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