ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY AS BIOGRAPHY
ARC 342R / ARC 388R
Time and Place: M 9-12
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Long
Office: Sutton Hall 4.104
Office hours: T Th 10-11 and by appointment
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%).
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