ARCH 514
BEYOND MODERNISM(S) / 3 kredi
BEYOND MODERNISM(S)
tuesdays-thursdays:
11:30-13:00

February 17 What is modern?
General discussion on the conceptualization of nature, history, space, honesty, machine aesthetics, the role of architect(ture), ...

February 19 Film show: Playtime (1967), directed by J. Tati

February 24 After the WW II: youth culture, pop culture, americanization, cold war

February 26 Re-vision of the modern: Archigram, Neo-Brutalism, Team X
-G. Akın, “İki Brütalizm”, in Betonart 8 – Sonbahar 2005, pp. 48-71
-Bakema, van Eyck, van Ginkel, et all, “Doorn Manifesto”, in Architecture Culture 1943-1968: A Documentary Anthology, edited by J. Ockman, New York: Rizzoli/Columbia Books of Architecture, 1993, p.183
-A. and P. Smithson; “The New Brutalism”, in Architecture Culture 1943-1968: A Documentary Anthology, edited by J. Ockman, New York: Rizzoli/Columbia Books of Architecture, 1993, p.241

March 3 Re-vision of the modern: Hi(gh)-Tech
-C. Jencks, “The Battle of High Tech: Great Buildings with Great Faults”, in AD, vol 58 no11/12-1988, pp. 19-39

March 5 Re-vision of the modern: NY Five
C. Rowe, “Introduction” to Five Architects, in Architecture / Theory / Since 1968, edited by K. M. Hays, NY: Columbia Books of Architecture, 2002,
pp. 72-83

March 10 80s: post-modern, post-industrial, post-functional...

March 12 R. Venturi and Populism
“living on display”: the architecture of POMO
-R. Venturi (1965), “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture”, in Re-Reading Perspecta, edited by R. A. M. Stern, A. Plattus, P. Deamer, The MIT Press, 2004, pp. 160-172
-D. S. Brown and R. Venturi, “On Ducks and Decoration”, in in Architecture Culture 1943-1968: A Documentary Anthology, edited by J. Ockman, New York: Rizzoli/Columbia Books of Architecture, 1993, p.447-48
-D. S. Brown and R. Venturi, “A Significance for A&P Parking Lots or Learning From Las Vegas”, in Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture, edited by K.Nesbitt, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996, pp. 310-321
-D. S. Brown, “Learning From Pop”, in Architecture / Theory / Since 1968, edited by K. M. Hays, NY: Columbia Books of Architecture, 2002, pp. 72-8

March 17 presentations and discussion


March 19 C. Rowe’s notion of collage and Contextu(r)alism
C. Rowe and F. Koetter, “Collage City”, in Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture, edited by K.Nesbitt, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996, pp. 268-293

March 24 presentations and discussion

March 26 A. Rossi and Neo-Rationalism: City as locus of collective memory
L. Krier: Reconstruction of public realm
- Q. de Quincy, “On Imitation”, AD Imitation Innovation vol.58 no9/10-1988, p.7
-A. Rossi, extracts from The Architecture of the City, in Architecture Culture 1943-1968: A Documentary Anthology, edited by J. Ockman, New York: Rizzoli/Columbia Books of Architecture, 1993, p.393-398
-R. Moneo, “The Idea of Architecture and the Modena Cemetery”, Oppositions 5, Reprinted in The Oppositions Reader, edited by K. Michael Hays, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998, pp. 105-134

March 31 presentations and discussion

April 7 Globalization and world-cities
-R. Koolhaas, “The Generic City”, in S, M, L, XL, Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 1995, pp. 1239-1267
-D. Harvey, “The Urban Process Under Capitalism: A Framework for Analysis”, in The Blackwell City Reader, edited by G. Bridge and S. Watson, Blackwell Publishing, 2002, pp. 116-124
-M. Castells, “An Introduction to the Information Age”, in The Blackwell City Reader, edited by G. Bridge and S. Watson, Blackwell Publishing, 2002, pp. 125-134

April 9 The New Architectural Pragmatism
-W. Saunders, “Accept, Resist, or Inflect? Architecture and Contemporary Capitalism, Harvard Design Magazine Reader 5: The New Architectural Pragmatism, edited by W. S. Saunders, 2007
-R. Moneo, “Rem Koolhaas”, in Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects, Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2004

April 14 presentations and discussion

April 16 K. Frampton’s Critical Regionalism
-K. Frampton, “Towards a Critical Regionalism: Six Points for an Architecture of Resistance”, in The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture, edited by H. Foster, Seattle, WA: Bay Press, 1983, pp. 16-30
-M Heidegger, “Question Concerning Technology”,
( http://www.webcom.com/~paf/ereignis.html )

April 28 presentations and discussion
April 30 Deconstruction: différance, dis-placement
-J. Derrida, “Point de folie – Maintenant L’architecture”, in Architecture / Theory / Since 1968, edited by K. M. Hays, NY: Columbia Books of Architecture, 2002, pp. 392-406
-T. Korkmaz, "XXI. Yüzyılın Parkı: La Villette", XXI Mimarlık Kültürü Dergisi, no. 3, 2000/7-8, pp. 148-151

May 5 presentations and discussion

May 7 Cyber-culture and virtual space: identity, virtuality, fluidity
-S. P. Wilbur, “An Archaeology of Cyberspaces: Virtuality, Community, Identity”, in The Cybercultures Reader, edited by D. Bell, B. Kennedy, London, NY: Routledge, 2002, pp. 45-55
-W. J. Mitchell, “from City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn”, in The Blackwell City Reader, edited by G. Bridge and S. Watson, Blackwell Publishing, 2002, pp. 52-59
-A. Vidler, “Planets, Comets, Dinosaurs (and Bugs): Prehistoric Subjects/Posthistoric Identities”, in Warped Spaces, The MIT Press, 2000, pp. 219-234

* Film show: The Matrix (1999), directed by A. Wachowski and L. Wachowski

May 12 Folding in Architecture
- A. Vidler, “Skin and Bones: Folded Forms from Leibniz to Lynn”, in Warped Spaces, The MIT Press, 2000, pp. 219-234
-G. Lynn, “Architectural Curvilinearity: The Folded, the Pliant and the Supple”, in AD Folding in Architecture, revised edition 2004, pp. 24-31

May 14 presentations and discussion

May 21 Landscape Urbanism
J. Corner, “Not Unlike Life Itself: Landscape Strategy Now”, Harvard Design Magazine Reader 5: The New Architectural Pragmatism, edited by W. S. Saunders, 2007

Course Requirements:
* weekly comments: 60%
* class presentation: 40%
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