CITY 377. TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE:

American Victorian House and Suburb

Fall 2000, J. Cohen
Tu 2:00-4:00, Carpenter B25

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Schedule, rev. 2.0
 assignments due class activities reading & responses  assignments
5 September:
introduction
approach
three successive landscapes.
Begin reading on suburbanization. Reading Response 1 should be posted by 17 Sept.
  • Activate BMC or HC web account.
  • Bring an initial piece of RR1, on disk, to class on 12 Sept.
  • (Preliminary Reading Response 1, on disk) 12 September:
    web page making; marking-up reading response, posting.
    Read responses of three classmates, posted by Sunday night, for next class.  
    Reading Response 1, to be posted by 17 Sept. 19 September:
    visit to early Vict suburb: Germantown (Maxwell Mansion?) or Ch. Hill.
    Suburbanization: processes, forces, forms, images.
     
  • In pairs: critique outside website, post for next class.
  • Begin review of images of American Victorian architecture on website, making notes for discussion on 26 Sept. and 10 Oct.
  • Outside website critique posted. 26 September:
    present, discuss website critiques.
    Begin discussion of Victorian architecture.
    Begin reading on Victorian architecture. Reading Response 2, to be posted by 8 Oct.  
      3 October:
    visit to repository: atlases at Gladwyne library
    discussion: sources, processes, motives
    Read responses of three classmates, posted by Sunday night, for next class.
  • Research Project 1: Change, to be posted by 29 Oct.
  • Reading Response 2, to be posted by 8 Oct. 10 October:
    early / mid-Victorian house design: images, discussion
       
      17 October:
    FALL BREAK (14-22 Oct.)
      24 October:
    lecture: patterns in early / high Victorian architecture
     
    Research Project 1, to be posted by 31 Oct. 31 October:
    present Project 1
    lecture: mid / late Victorian architecture, Philadelphia suburbs, Victorian architects
    Begin third set of readings, on previous topics and converging on Philadelphia area. Post Reading Response3 by 19 Nov.
  • Consider topics for Research Project 2: Themes. Choose topic, begin to refine question, post by next class.
  • Choose topic for project2. 7 November:
    wlaking discussion of Victorian houses, BMC to HC.
     
  • Research Project 2: further refine question, adopt research strategy, establish framework for presentation; post website by next week, add to, improve it each week, invite feedback. Complete for class presentation, critique by 10 December.
  • Post evolving Project 2 website, improve each week. 14 November:
    visit HSP.
    Read responses of three classmates, posted by Sunday night, for next class.  
    Reading Response 3, to be posted by 19 Nov. 21 November:
    working session
       
      28 November:
    Victorian architectural processes, documents; working session
       
    Bring Project 2 to initial completion for class presentation and professor's suggestions, posted by 10 December. 5 December:
    Philadelphia Victorian architects, discussion of the post-Victorian suburb
     
  • Final posting of project 2, by 18 December
  •   12 December [last class]:
    present, discuss, critique project 2
       
    Final posting of Project 2, for grade, by 18 December


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