History of Theory of Architecture 2

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
LEVEL
Bachelor
Master
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
2
PERIOD
04/09/2023 to 22/01/2024

Course Description

HISTORY OF THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE 2. BMEEPET0408 The course presents, exposes and explains the most important constituent facts, selected from the innumerable different intellectual reflections of the twentieth century and the second millennium, as a rich and simultaneous interplay of parallel stories, either promoting, or opposing each other. It doesnrsquo;t interpret history as a homogeneously evolving story, emerging from the past, but at the same time, it doesnrsquo;t deny the importance and operative function of creating histories. Instead of a simple, successive presentation of well-known historical facts, or a collection of fashionable notions, topics and themes, it rather concentrates on exploring their synchronic functional relationships and finding creative and relevant conclusions. 1. Introduction, theory and history in the 20th century. 2. Dominant modern reflections: Riegl, Loos Corbusier 3. Science, technology, art, future, constituent parts of the modern identity Submission and discussion of first paper. 4. Great histories of modern architecture. History, or theory? 5. The destructions of modern technologies. Totalitarian regimes, and the war. Post war time, neo-technicism and total utopias of the sixties, Banham, Archigram. 6. Rediscovery of the operative function of history. Kahn, Venturi. Vulgar modernism and vulgar historicism. Submission and discussion of second paper. 7. The global, the regional, the rural, the archaic. Structuralism, accidentism. 8. Positive and negative side of modern urbanism. 9. Beyond modern histories. Critical theories anthologies. Presence and representation. Deconstruction, phenomenology, hermeneutics. Submission and discussion of third paper.

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Duration

28 h / 14 weeks

ECTS

2

Validation mode

Written examination

Maximum number of students

5

Organizer

Partner

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Faculty

Faculty of Architecture

Department

Department of History of Architecture and Monument Preservation

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