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Modern Architecture: MoMo to PoMo (ABPL30050)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeABPL30050
Semester 1
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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.

Generic skills

  • 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: 10 August 2019