IT-8 History of Modern Architecture

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Landscape Design and Planning
2nd Year, sem 1, 2022-2023 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation
Course Leader:
conf.dr.arh. Radu Ponta
Learning outcomes:
An insight into the birth and evolution of Modern Architecture in the context of the “revolutions” in thinking and visual arts from the mid-nineteenth century until the contemporary era.
Introduction Predisposing causes “The tall building” Frank Lloyd Wright and the new domesticity Art Nouveau under different names and shapes Futurism Constructivism De Stijl The Bauhaus, Neue Sachlichkeit Auguste Perret, Tony Garnier, Le Corbusier – France before WW2 Interwar CIAM — birth of a united front Italy, Germany and the Soviet Union before WW2 A different modernism Architecture during the war
Teaching Method:
Lectures and debates
Written examination
General historical surveys, critical analyses Curtis, William J. R., Modern Architecture Since 1900, Phaidon, 1982 Frampton, Kenneth, Modern Architecture, A Critical History, Thames & Hudson, 1981 Heynen, Hilde, Architecture and modernity: a critique, MIT Press, 1999 Colquhoun, Alan, Modern architecture, Oxford University Press, 2002 Mallgrave, Harry Francis, Modern Architectural Theory. A Historical Survey, 1673–1968, Cambridge University Press, 2005 Guillén, Mauro F., The Taylorized beauty of the mechanical: scientific management and the rise of modernist architecture, Princeton University Press, 2006 Cohen, Jean-Louis, The Future of Architecture. Since 1889, Phaidon, 2012 Historiography Tournikiotis, Panayotis, The Historiography of Modern Architecture, MIT Press, 1999 Vidler, Anthony, Histories of the Immediate Present. Inventing Architectural Modernism, MIT Press, 2008 Older historical accounts Kaufmann, Emil, Von Ledoux bis Le Corbusier. Ursprung und Entwicklung der autonomen Architektur, 1933 Giedion, Sigfried, Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition, 1941 Pevsner, Nikolaus, An Outline of European Architecture, 1942 Zevi, Bruno, Storia dell’architettura moderna, 1950 Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, Architecture: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 1958 Benevolo, Leonardo, Storia dell'architettura moderna, 1960 Banham, Reyner, Theory and Design in the First Machine Age, 1960 Collins, Peter, Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture, 1750-1950, 1965 Tafuri, Manfredo, Teorie e storia dell'architettura, 1968 A complementary bibliography will accompany every topic that the lecture series addresses