Spring 2020

Spring 2020                  
ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY AS BIOGRAPHY                                                         

 

ARC 342R / ARC 388R 
Time and Place: M 9-12
BTL 101

 

Instructor:  Dr. Christopher Long
Office: Sutton Hall 4.104 
Office hours: T Th 10-11 and by appointment
Tel.: 512.232.4084
E-mail: chrlong@mail.utexas.edu

 

Prerequisites: SOA students must have completed Surveys 1 and 2. Upper-division undergraduate and graduate students from other departments are welcome to enroll with the consent of the instructor.

 

Description: This course will explore how biography—whether individual or group—can aid us in understanding the history of the built environment. We will examine various models for writing architectural biographies and investigate research strategies and methods. This class is especially appropriate for those who might be contemplating a career that involves writing about architecture.

 

Course Requirements: Grades will be based on class participation (40%), and a final research paper (60%). 
 

 

Required Readings:
 
James F. O’Gorman, Three American Architects: Richardson, Sullivan, and Wright, 1865-1915. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
 
Christopher Long, Kem Weber: Designer and Architect. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2014.
 
plus additional readings and a course packet of articles