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Jun 17th, 2015
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Select a topic that we've covered in our three Meaning modules (Modules 4, 5 & 6) and explore it in a short essay (introduction, body, conclusion).  Be sure to develop a position on the topic and to clearly state this position in your thesis.  It is often useful to think of a research question that you can answer since the essay should be analytical and not merely informational. This is not a research paper (though research is required) - your essay should make a statement!

500 words in length. Reference notation will not count towards the total word count (bibliography/footnotes).


Journal Entry (25 points)


  • Timely Submission (1 point)
  • Strong and well organized thesis statement (2 points)
  • Presence of critical thinking and analysis – Correctly interpreting lecture material and integrating it into essay (10 points)
  • Use of at least two external citations from books, book chapters, or academic journals (5 points)
  • Use of first source material - original writing of the theorist/philosopher (2 points)
  • Quality of writing and organizational structure, grammar and spelling (5 points)

References will be in either MLA or Chicago style. The journal entry should build from the course material and is the major mechanism for determining the student's retention and comprehension of the material.  References to the lecture material and a return to first source writings is necessary.  Relating the theme’s content to contemporary concerns is also required.

Meaning: The effect of new understanding of dimensionality on architecture of the early 20th Century; plasticity as applied to architecture and the removal of the frame; form and meaning as interpreted through language structure and verbal signs, emotion and realism (Postmodernism); myths and the communication of meaning; phenomenology and the experience of place; irony and wit as access to meaning in postmodern architecture; the diagram as access to non-historical meaning, self- referentiality and architecture accessing architecture 

Readings:

Mitrović, Philosophy for Architects, 117-125, 128-131, 137-141, 148-166.

Leach, "Architecture of the Catwalk" in The Anaesthetics of Architecture, 55-70

Ballantyne, Deleuze & Guattari for Architects (excerpt – PDF) 


THEME #3 Meaning 

Module 4: Meaning: The Modern period is defined as moving away from mysticism and using doubt as a tool for acquiring knowledge; defining architecture and it's rules for judgment; body metaphors, introduction of relative priorities; mechanics as the source of meaning; challenging tradition as a source of meaning; taste and the crisis of meaning; application of Cartesian categories to address truth in the arts; move to the imaginative rather than imitative (Classical to Romantic); Kant, meaning and genius 

Readings:

Mitrović, Philosophy for Architects, 62-71 

Poe, The Philosophy of Composition (PDF) 


Module 5: Meaning: Hegel and the construction of history, national expression, ethics, and the projection of cultural mythology; effects of the materialist position; revivalism and eclecticism; alienation, self-referentially and the natural sphere; genius and intellectualization; how to represent the present – materialist approach & universal style; architecture, craft, commerce and business. 

Readings:

Collins,"The Awareness of Styles" from Changing Ideals of Modern Architecture (PDF)

Courbet, "from Realist Manifesto 1855" in

Modernism, An Anthology of Sources and Documents, 169

Gropius, "Manifesto of the Bauhaus, April 1919" in Modernism, An Anthology of Sources and Documents, 301

Vesely, "Modernity and the question of representation"in TracingModernity, 81- 100 


Module 6:  Meaning: The effect of new understanding of dimensionality on architecture of the early 20th Century; plasticity as applied to architecture and the removal of the frame; form and meaning as interpreted through language structure and verbal signs, emotion and realism (Postmodernism); myths and the communication of meaning; phenomenology and the experience of place; irony and wit as access to meaning in postmodern architecture; the diagram as access to non-historical meaning, self- referentiality and architecture accessing architecture 

Readings:

Mitrović, Philosophy for Architects, 117-125, 128-131, 137-141, 148-166.

Leach, "Architecture of the Catwalk" in The Anaesthetics of Architecture, 55-70

Ballantyne, Deleuze & Guattari for Architects (excerpt – PDF) 





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