Explore the architectural genesis of the modern world, beginning with the vital structural innovations of the late Victorian era, continuing on to the rise and spread of Modernism in European and American architecture - and concluding in the examination of contemporary architecture and future possibilities.
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Trace the rise and spread of Modernism in European and American architecture. We will focus upon the earliest stirrings of Modernism per se in the Europe of the early 20th century (as in the work of Le Corbusier & the Bauhaus), before following the inter-war flight of the European intelligentsia to Britain and the USA. Our subsequent focus will then be principally upon the collision between the existing architectural culture of the USA (such as the work of architects such as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright) and the incoming flood of European Modernist ideas.
We'll conclude by concentrating upon such relevant contemporary topics as the influence of Le Corbusier, and of US Brutalism, upon British post-WW2 mass density housing; the advent of Post-Modernism - with particular attention being devoted to the works of architects such as Robert Venturi and Daniel Liebeskind and the use of CAD and the contemporary architecture of Richard Rogers, Norman Foster and Frank Gehry.
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