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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2016/2017
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Caramellino Gaia
Cfu 6.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

Teaching and research are focused on the history and theory of contemporary architecture.

The course addresses some of the seminal experiences and concepts that marked 20th century architectural history, analyzing them in a wider interpretative frame that pays a particular attention to the relations with the intellectual, social, urban, political, artistic and technological discourse over the century.

The course seeks to give students an opportunity to gain both a broad general background in architectural history and a specialized knowledge on the aims and methods of the various positions of architectural thinking. 

It aims at equipping them with a set of interpretative tools to develop a critical reflection of the social and cultural implications of architecture, also in order to understand the relations between practice and a historical perspective.

Weekly lectures would provide the core of the course. The lessons will be organized following both a thematic and a chronological frame and will include a number of talks by scholars invited to present and discuss their recent researches in the field. The lessons will address a set of theoretical lenses through which architecture and urbanism have developed over the century.

General bibliographical references will be suggested at the beginning of the course, while a specific bibliography will be provided for each of the lesson.

As part of their course requirements, students will be asked to write a research paper. The work will stem from the contents of the lectures and will provide the students with the opportunity to investigate some of the most relevant moments of the 20th century architectural discourse, focusing on the places of the elaboration and the channels for the dissemination of a number of concepts and imageries. The work will be conducted through a close observation of a number of "media" that marked the 20th century architectural culture (specialized press and exhibitions), also with the aim of reconstructing the topics at the center of the discussion and the recurrent key-words, terms and concepts that stand so near to the center of architectural thought in specific moments.

The research work is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to practice the research methods and the critical and analytical tools of the historical research.

Both the lectures and the research work will pay a particular attention to the analysis of the history of the interrelation between architecture and environment during the 20th century and to the investigation of the emergence of environmental concerns within the post-war architectural culture.

A good preliminary knowledge of the history of 20th century architecture and urbanism is strongly recommended.

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

The research essay and a written test will constitute the major components of the students’ overall final grade.

The written test will be based on the topics of the weekly lessons while the research work will be carried out by students in groups of four components, following the guidelines and respecting the deadlines provided by the professor at the beginning of the course. The first month will be dedicated to the selection of the topics and the definition of the case studies, while specific bibliographic indications will be provided to each group during the same period.

Students will be expected to periodically discuss the researhc work with the professor and with a number of external scholars in different fields who will be invited as discussants.

Students who will not attend the lessons will be asked to submit the research work at the end of the course and to come for the two mandatory revisions scheduled during the four months. For the final exam, they will be asked to work on the materials provided by the professor and related to the series of lectures, as well as on the sources indicated as "required" in the bibliography.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaH. F. MALLGRAVE, Modern Architectural Theory. A historical survey, Editore: Cambridge University Press, Anno edizione: 2005
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaJean-Lousi Cohen, The Future of Architecture Since 1889. A worldwide history, Editore: Phaidon, Anno edizione: 2012, ISBN: 9780714845982
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaJoan Ockam and Edward Eigen, Architecture Culture, 1943-1968: a documentary anthology, Editore: Columbia Books of Architecture/Rizzoli, Anno edizione: 1993
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAdrian Forty, Words and Buildings: A Vocabulary of Modern Architecture, Editore: Thames & Hudson, Anno edizione: 2004, ISBN: 978-0500284704
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaH.F. MALLGRAVE, An introduction to architectural theory: 1968 to present, Editore: Wiley-Blackwell, Anno edizione: 2011
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaH.F. Mallgrave, C. Contandriopoulos, Architectural Theory, vol. 2: An anthology from 1871-2005, Editore: Blackwell, Anno edizione: 2008
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaWilliam Curtis, Modern Architecture since 1900, Editore: Phaidon, Anno edizione: 2002

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