ARC 342R (00905) ARC 388R (01200) TTH 12:30-2pm
Prerequisites: Architecture students must have previously taken surveys 1 and 2 unless they have permission from the instructor. Upper-division undergraduate and graduate students from other departments are welcome to enroll with the consent of the instructor.
Description: This course will explore the history of architecture and design in the lands that made up the Habsburg Empire and its successor states (Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, southern Poland, Slovenia, Croatia, northern Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, northern Italy, and western Ukraine) from the time of the Baroque to the present, focusing on the rise of the modernism in the region. In addition to surveying the significant building and design trends, the lectures will examine the works and ideas of a number of important architects, including J. B. Fischer von Erlach, Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffmann, Jože Plečnik, Ödön Lechner, Jan Kotěra, Josef Frank, Hans Hollein, and Coop Himmelb(l)au. The course will also include a discussion of the development of the major cities of the region—Vienna, Prague, and Budapest—examining how industrialization, rapid urbanization, and war shaped the distinctive face of each metropolis. The course will be taught in a combined lecture and seminar format.
Educational Objectives: The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the historical development of architecture in Central Europe; to introduce them to the basic trends and leading architects and designers; and to acquaint them with the way in which historical change has shaped the region's built environment.