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ARCH-551C Kahn and Venturi

3 Credits

The work and philosophies of Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi are presented as a detailed study of two major trends in modern architecture: organic or "integrated" architecture, typical of Wright, Mies and Corbu and exemplified by Kahn; and "decorated construction," typical of the 19th century eclectics and the post-modernists and exemplified by Venturi. Besides slide-illustrated lectures and reading, there will be in-class and take-home drawing assignments to give students graphic familiarity with the material.