BRYN MAWR COLLEGE, Growth & Structure of Cities Program
City 255b. Survey of American Architecture
Spring 2004, Th 4:20-6:30, Carpenter B1x


Course Calendar

 


 resources  Th  
 I. Finding Now: Responses to Contemporary American Architecture
     22 jan
 
  assig1: respond to one of four recent buildings, 3-4 pp.
   
[Bettws-y-Coed] [bc]
[Ward] [fac]
[Whitehead, HC] [DSA] [Koshland]
 

 29 jan
  assig1

* intro, malleable plan
* survey, approaches
* basics: three trinities, architectural roles, drawings

 ||||assig2: begin text reading, in pieces till 18 Mar., w/ intermediate reports by 12 and 26 Feb.

assig3: respond to other recents, 3-4 pp.

[project bldgs
[SAHie: US Survey]
 

 5 feb
 assig3.

* discuss writings, types of comment, interest, intelligibility for reader
* Contextualizing buildings in time. architectural portrait of our time? contemporary dialogue in these?

 assig2a, rdg rpt.

  assig4: contemp crit, cites and speaking points.

 

list of awards:
[Pritzker Prize]
[AIA Gold medals]
[AIA Gold Medal oughts

 

 12 feb
 assig2a, rdg rpt.
  assig4

* reading queries?
* discussion of criticism.

||||assig5: keys to moment, 4-5 pp., and for presentations, beginning 26 Feb.
   
[some US architects' site links]
[archnewsnow]
 

 19 feb

* crit nn. disc
* Kostof, The House

 assig2b, rdg rpt.
[assignment 5 projects]  

 26 feb
assig2b, rdg rpt.
assig5

* assig5 presentations

||||assig6, period explort'ns:
6a. begin to collect datable building images, 6-10 by 18 March.
6b. pairs prep period present'ns
   

 4 mar

* more assig5 presentations
* A. Blanda of Sandvold/Blanda in afternoon, 5:10-ish, Bettws Y Coed, room 239

 assig2c, last rdg rpt.
||||assig7a. non-presenters:
Read period writings (BC), scholarly articles (DEF), on 1970-90, for 18 Mar.
sprg brk    
 II. Seeing Then: Past Architecture on its Terms
 [S. Batcheler of MGA Partners, visit Tues, 16 Mar. class, Carpenter B15, 10:10 am]  

 18 mar
assig2c, final rdg rpt.
assig6a. dated buildings [dbroster]
assig7a. period writings (BC), scholarly articles (DEF), on 1970-90.
 

* team A presents 1970-90, discuss period readings, dated buildings.
* more basics: (finding lit, dates, canon, non-archt,. . .)

 ||||assig7b. non-presenters:
Read scholarly articles, period writings, on next period.
  [SAH Image Exchange: US, 1944-76]  

 25 mar
 ||assig7b. period writings (DE), scholarly articles (FAC)

* team B presents 1950-65, discuss period readings, dated buildings.

 ||||assig7b. non-presenters period readings
  [SAH Image Exchange: World Survey, part II]  

 1 apr
 ||assig7b. period writings (FA), scholarly articles (BDE)

* team C presents 1890-1930, discuss period readings, dated buildings.

 ||||assig7b. non-presenters period readings

4 April, Sun a.m: walking tour.
Meet 10 am at round, 1-story Visitors' Center opposite Suburban Station in Phila, NEC 16th and JFK. We'll walk around downtown, ending no later than 1pm near Market East Station, 10th above Market Streets.

 
[tour A nn.]
 

 8 apr
 ||assig7b. period writings (BC), scholarly articles (EFA)

* team D presents1845-90, discuss period readings, dated buildings.

 assig8: type, sibs, for 3-4 pp. paper, initial parti, notes, thoughts on examples in one page for discussion in next class, then send in paper by Mon., 19 Apr.
 
 
   15 apr (X: no class. resched. for Tues., 20th, aftn)
assig8. paper parti

||||assig7b. non-presenters period readings

(jc at sah, Providence,14th-18th)

 20 April (Tues.), 4:20-6:30, Carp B15 (?)
assig8. 3-4 pp. paper on types, sibs, by 19 Apr.

* 1845-90, discuss period readings, dated buildings.

* discuss types

 

 22 apr
 ||assig7b. period writings (DF), scholarly articles (ABC)

* team E presents1790-1840, discuss period readings, dated buildings.

 ||||assig7b. non-presenters period readings

Sun a.m. walking tour. Meet 10th & Market, 10:20am

 [tour B nn.]  

 29 apr, last class
 ||assig7b. period writings (AE), scholarly articles (BCD)

* team F presents1620-1790, discuss period readings, dated buildings.
[LA&SY ppt]

6 May, Final exam

2pm, Bettys y Coed 239 

cal255b.html; last rev. 29 Apr. 04 jc [assignments]