Academic Catalog

ARCH448 ISSUES AND PROBLEMS IN MODERNISM

Course Code: 1200448
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 4.0
Department: Architecture
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AYE BELGN ZKAYA
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

In this course the complex relations between the Western architectural production of early twentieth century and its material and intellectual contexts is explored. We start by delving into the concepts of `aesthetic modernism` and `social modernity`. After setting the scene through an analysis of social, economic and intellectual background of what come to be known as `Architectural Modernism`, each week the course focuses on specific (architectural) productions and problems with the aim of acquainting the students with different `modernisms` as well as cases that deviate from the `Modernist` norms.