Cities 207. Topics in Urban Studies: History of Architecture
and Urbanism in Philadelphia
Thursdays 2-5:00, Thomas 111; and certain Fridays, 3:00-4:00, Thomas 102
J. Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Office: Thomas 153. Office hrs: M 3:00-4:30
|Thursday class||Friday class|
Intro: Questions, models. Tale types.
|Read to c. 1830 in Tatum, Penn's Great Town (1961) or O'Gorman, Drawing Toward Building (1986).|
|Penn Symposium on BOOM: New Architecture in Philadelphia, 6pm Monday||26
visit Harriton, at 500 Harriton Road, Bryn Mawr. Meet there at 2:25 pm [mapquest link]
3pm: class disc., Thos 102
Find, then read articles, chapters, that help contextualize what you've seen at Harriton. Write up.
In prep for next visit, look at on-line resources: PAB, PiT (esp Birch views, 1798 Direct Tax), HABS, David Rumsey maps of Phila).
visit 2: meet at 3:10, 2nd & Market St., Phila.
|3 Feb. class disc., Thos 102||contextualizing readings, summary/response. Write up.|
Thomas 111: Discussion: tools; site evolution; contextualizing 18th c. architecture.
|18th c. team project, 2 weeks, 4-6 pp. & pres.|
Digital Archives: fire insurance policies from the 18th.c (full text). [sample]
1798 Direct Tax Resources [sample]
visit 3: meet at 2:55, on 10th, S of Market Street (near Market East), opposite St. Stephen's P.E. Church. (1st stop: w/i church).
|17 Feb: class disc, Thomas 102|
Thomas 111: 18th c. project presentations (send ppt versions in on 22 Feb.; Written papers due on Monday, 27 Feb.)
|After project 1 submitted on Monday: Complete 19th c. rdg in Tatum, Penn's Great Town or Drawing Toward Building. Look at images in Western Wash West on-line exhibit.|
| 2 Mar.
visit 4: 3:10, 13th & Walnut, to Spruce / Pine
|3 Mar: no class||(no contextualizing readings/response)|
9 Mar.: Spring break
class: 19th c. city, developers and rows, research resources
|19th c. team project,
rows, developers, through briefs, atlases, places, people.
visit 4: mid to late 19th c., southwestern Center City. Meet at 13th & Pine, 3pm.
Review of tools for project 2.
Thomas 102, 3pm
19th c. project presentations
|complete 20th c. rdg in texts|
|take home: 1 hr. exam, on Blackboard site Wed am, for handing in in class on 6 Apr.|| 6 Apr.
visit 5: suburban development, institutional and residential, 1880s-1930s. Around BMC w/ JMW and JT, 2:10-4:00. Meet in Thomas 111.
start to populate PAIR with images.
visit 6: office, BF Pkwy, Penn Ctr. (meet at Clothespin, SWC 15th & Market, at 2:55 pm)
|14 Apr: Thomas 102, 3pm.||
20th c. team projects,
visit 7: Modern and Post-, meet at 2:55 at 33rd & Market, West Phila.
optional project 3 strategy discussions, Thomas 102
|[JC in Savannah, 25-29 Apr.]||
(27 Apr). rescheduled
to Monday, 1 May, 2:30pm, Thomas 102 (if vacant, or we'll leave
a note on the door).
[Please email or get ppts to me on CD or other media by 2pm Monday, and I'll cue them up in advance.]
|Project 3 write-ups, due Monday, 1 May.|
last rev. = 24 Apr. 06