Cities 207. Topics in Urban Studies: History of Architecture
and Urbanism in Philadelphia
Fridays 1-3:30, Carpenter B15
|Reading: Get to c. 1920 in Tatum; read in Drawing Toward Building, read "Evid of Place" [via Bb].|
207 Web Record]
[collected RRs via Bb]
in class at BMC: build geo/ chrono; context; discuss readings.
(mention vs visit:
|[reading response 2]: 3/5|
Spruce, Pine, Locust, 8th to 16th (meet at 8th & Spruce, near PA Hospital, at 1:45)
|[rr3: Coeval Criticism]|
ESP and St James the Less
|15 Oct.: Fall break|
|[Phila survey examples]||
in classroom at BMC:
|Start collecting period survey
[phgrid.xls]: an Excel template for downloading, in which teams can build period concordances.
|[Thoughts on other sources to look to, mentioning key Philadelphia buildings in passing]||
Meet at 1:35 pm in courtyard of Philadelphia City Hall. Visit PAFA , Masonic Temple.
|Read Henry A. Sims, "Architectural Fashions," Penn Monthly (Sept. 1876): 700-711 [open pdf]|
|Mariana G. van Rensselaer, "Recent Architecture in America: City Dwellings" I [website], II [website], The Century Magazine, 1886.||
Meet at 17th & Spruce, 1:35pm, to walk in Rittenhouse area
|[rr4: Tatum on Modernism, & respond to 3/5 topical readings]|
|Send in spreadsheets and key points.||
Chestnut Hill in slides (rain).
Penn and Penn archives, 1:30
|26 Nov.: T'giving break|
Meet at 1:50, 10th & Market. Urban successions, transect, modernisms.
|Final grids, points, and images by Tuesday, 7 Dec.|
|Q for discussion on 10th: what has been considered characteristic of Philadelphia architecture? Its basis?||
Back at BMC, B15, for concluding discussion.
|[CW's 207 Web Record]|
last rev. = 9 Dec. 04