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ARCH-651 H/T 1: Six Crises of Representation in Architecture

3 Credits

This is the first required course among a three course sequence that each introduce students to the basic methods and means of historicizing and theorizing architectural design, its texts, its buildings and its contexts. This course examines six pivotal periods in history, pertinent to the discipline and practice of architecture, when theories of representation change course and reconfigure historical arguments about the status of people, things and worlds into nee frameworks. It covers the following subjects: The Renaissance (perspective), Baroque (parametric), Eighteenth-century (nature, science), Modernism (autonomy), Digital (algorithm, forces), Media (visualization, uncanny valley).