6: Graduate School of Architecture

General Information | Programs and Degrees Offered | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Architecture | Landscape Architecture | Urban and Environmental Planning | Architectural History

Architectural History

AR H 501 - (3) (Y)
History of Architecture: Ancient, Medieval and Early Renaissance

Traces the development of western architecture from prehistoric times into the Renaissance. The historical context within which this development occurred is stressed as architecture is studied both as a response to, and mirror of, the society which produced it.

AR H 502 - (3) (Y)
History of Architecture: Renaissance to Modern

Prerequisites: AR H 100 or 101
The history of architecture and allied arts from 1500 to the present day. The focus is on Europe but the United States is also covered.

AR H 515 - (3) (Y)
Historical Archaeology

Study of the theory, problems, and techniques of the archaeology of the American Colonial past on the Atlantic seaboard. Field trips.

AR H 541 - (3) (Y)
Italian Renaissance Architecture 1400-1550

The development of classicism in Italy between 1400 and 1550.

AR H 542 - (3) (Y)
Italian Architecture, 1550-1750

Developments in classicism in Italy between 1550 and the advent of neoclassicism.

AR H 543 - (3) (Y)
European Classical Architecture Outside Italy, 1400-1750

The development of classicism primarily in France, England, and Germany between 1400 and 1750.

AR H 551 - (3) (Y)
Early American Architecture

A survey of American architecture from the first European contact to the death of Jefferson. Lectures and field trips.

AR H 552 - (3) (Y)
Nineteenth Century American Architecture

A survey of American architecture from 1776 to 1914.

AR H 553 - (3) (Y)
Twentieth Century American Architecture

A survey of American architecture emphasizing the development of modernism.

AR H 561 - (3) (Y)
Nineteenth Century European Architecture and Theory

The development of architecture in nineteenth-century Europe, with particular attention to France, England and Germany.

AR H 571 - (3) (Y)
History of Urban Form

A review of city building with special emphasis on the relationship between political theory and architectural and urban form. Limited to western development and is meant to provide a background for understanding current theory and practice.

AR H 572 - (3) (Y)
History of Medieval Architecture

Examines the architecture of medieval western Europe with an emphasis on the period from 1000-1400. Buildings are discussed with regard to iconography, function, structure and style. Use of contemporary tests is incorporated into the course.

AR H 580 - (2-3) (IR)
Selected Topics in Architectural History
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
Special topics pursued in a colloquium.

AR H 581 - (3) (Y)
Architecture of East Asia
A survey and introduction of traditional architecture and allied arts in China, Japan and Korea. Study of the main features, major monuments of East Asian architecture and landscape architecture.

AR H 582 - (3) (Y)
East-West Architecture
A study of cultural exchanges and interactions in architecture between East and West. Major events and master architects like F.L. Wright and L. Kahn who contributed to the exchanges are discussed. The forms and meaning of East-West architecture are compared.

AR H 585 - (3) (Y)
World Buddhist Architecture
The history of Buddhist architecture and allied arts in the Buddhist world which includes east, south and southeast Asia. Lecture starts from the Indian stupas and ends in Japanese Zen gardens.

AR H 587 - (3) (O)
Modern Japanese Architecture
The history of architecture in modern Japan from Meji period to contemporary. Focus on the post-WWII development. The major influential architects like Tange, Kikutake, Maki, Isozaki, Kurokawa and Ando are discussed.

AR H 589 - (3) (SI)
Independent Studies in Architectural History
Advanced work on independent research topics by individual students. Departmental approval of the topic is required.

AR H 590 - (3) (Y)
Historic Preservation Theory and Practice
Surveys the history of preservation focusing upon the changing nature of preservation ideals and practice. Preservation is discussed in the context of cultural history and the changing relationship between existing buildings and landscapes, and attitudes toward history, memory, and invented tradition.

AR H 592 - (3) (Y)
Community History Workshop
Undertakes an in-depth historical analysis of the architecture, urban form, and planning of a selected community. The investigation focuses upon the historical significance of the built landscape as an element in, and an expression of, the social and cultural life of the community.

AR H 594 - (3) (Y)
Community Public History Seminar

Explores a variety of approaches to conveying the architectural and cultural history of a community to a diverse public constituency. Builds upon the analysis developed in the Community History Workshop (AR H 592). Also analyzes the preservation implications of the work undertaken in collaboration with students in the Preservation Studio.

AR H 700 - (3) (Y)
Methods in Architectural History
Required for candidates for the degree of Master of Architectural History. An investigation of the nature of architectural history, materials, methods, and writings.

AR H 730, 731 - (3) (Y)
Research Problems in Ancient and Medieval Architecture
Special research topics pursued in a seminar. In past sessions topics have included: Gothic/Non-Gothic Architecture; Norman Architecture; and Monastic Architecture.

AR H 740, 741, 742 - (3) (Y)
Research Problems in Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
Special research topics pursued in a seminar. In past sessions, topics have included: Anthropomorphism in Renaissance and Baroque Architecture; Alberti's De re Aedificatoria; Renaissance and Baroque Buildings in their Larger Settings; The Rome of Julius II; Renaissance and Baroque Classifications of Buildings; Renaissance Space; Brunelleschi and Alberti; Renaissance Urbanism; Rome and the Renaissance; The Renaissance Palace.

AR H 750, 751, 752, 753, 754 - (3) (Y)
Research Problems in American Architecture
Special research topics pursued in a seminar. In past sessions, topics have included: American Renaissance; Frank Lloyd Wright, Architecture of the Arts and Crafts; Jefferson's Architectural World, skyscrapers, material culture.

AR H 760, 761 - (3) (Y)
Research Problems in Modern Architecture
Special research topics pursued in a seminar. In past sessions, topics have included: 19th-century publications on the house; Le Corbusier; What was modern?; High Victorian design; 19th-Century European Architecture; 19th-century theory; and Art Nouveau.

AR H 780, 781, 782 - (3) (IR)
Research Problems in Non-Western Architecture
Special research topics pursued in a seminar. In past sessions topics have included: "East Asian Cities," and "The Tao of Architecture."

AR H 789 - (3) (SI)
Independent Studies in Architectural History
Advanced work on independent research topics by individual students. Departmental approval of the topic is required.

AR H 830, 831 - (3) (IR)
Research Problems in Ancient and Medieval Architecture
Advanced work on specific topics pursued in a seminar.

AR H 840, 841 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Research Problems in Renaissance and
Baroque Architecture
Advanced work on specific topics pursued in a seminar.

AR H 850, 851 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Research Problems in American Architecture
Advanced work on specific topics pursued in a seminar. Topics include: American Architecture and Design between the Wars, 1918-1940; American Luxury Apartments, 1865-1931.

AR H 860, 861 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Research Problems in Modern Architecture
Advanced work on specific topics pursued in a seminar. Topics include: 1920s and 1930s design, Historiography of Architectural History.

AR H 889 - (3) (SI)
Independent Studies in Architectural History
Advanced work on independent research topics by individual students. Departmental approval of the topic is required.

AR H 897 - (3) (Y)
Thesis
Research and preparation of thesis.

AR H 911, 912 - (3) (IR)
Independent Studies in Ancient Architecture
Advanced work on specific topics pursued in a seminar. These courses are normally given in the McIntire Department of Art.

AR H 921, 922 - (3) (IR)
Independent Studies in Medieval Architecture
Advanced work on specific topics pursued in a seminar.

AR H 931, 932 - (3) (IR)
Independent Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
Advanced work on specific topics pursued in a seminar.

AR H 941, 942 - (3) (IR)
Independent Studies in Modern Architecture
Advanced work on specific topics pursued in a seminar.

AR H 951, 952 - (3) (IR)
Independent Studies in American Architecture
Advanced work on specific topics pursued in a seminar.

AR H 997 - (3-6) (S)
Non-Topical Research
For doctoral dissertation, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.

AR H 998 - (3-6) (S)
Non-Topical Research
For doctoral dissertation, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.

AR H 999 - (3-6) (S)
Non-Topical Research
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.


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