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This subject will consider the development of modern architecture during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It will include: the origins and development of modernism; changing ideas of housing, urbanism and society; functionalism and expression; materiality and spatial organisation; the changing role of the architect; key ideas of seminal thinkers; reactions to and interpretations of modernism; post-modernism and deconstruction. Particular attention will be paid to global migrations of modernist ideas including Asia/Pacific modernities and the postcolonial condition.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject students should be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the sources and historical development of modern architecture;
- Appreciate the global migration of modernist ideas in a postcolonial context;
- Understand the key ideas of the seminal buildings and theories of modern architecture.
- Analysis of physical artifacts in their historical context.
- Understanding of history as a discipline and as a process.
- Understanding of the social, cultural and environmental context of architecture.
- Essay writing to undergraduate standard.
- Use and understanding of design terminology.
Last updated: 9 September 2021