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ARC132H1 Lecture Notes - Johannes Itten, Mass Production, Walter Gropius

Architecture Studies
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Zeynep Celik

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Contemporary Architecture:
Buildings, Landscapes, Cities, Architecture as Discourse
1. Verbal interchange of ideas; especially conversation
2. Formal and orderly and usually extended expression of thought on a
3. A mode of organizing knowledge, ideas, or experience that is rooted in
Premodern, modern, postmodern, late modern, contemporary
Terms vary by field of study
Sliding values
History of the present
Not a history of the past in terms of the present
History of how things got to be how they are today
History of how things did not have to be the way they are today
History looks to the future as much as it does to the past
Histories of the Present: Architectural Education
Design studio
Large space
Students work together
Increasingly digitalized
Process rituals disciplinary techniques
Interact one-on-one with your instructor
Presenting work informally
Review (formally called ‗jury‘)
Work presented to critics
École des Beaux-Arts (1793 1968)
Preceeded by the royal academy in the 17th century
Vitruvian ideals are practiced
Lectures open to the public
Theoretical knowledge rather than construction
More closely aligned with the fine arts
Offered lectures on math, history, etc
Provided a museum of antique architecture
Practiced the idea that artistic education started with copying old
Ateliers as workplaces
Self-designed learning setup
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