|Topic||Time Devoted to Each Topic||Activity|
|Course Introduction||Review and discuss the Syllabus, the structure of the course, the reading material, and the assignments for the semester.|
|What is Architectural History?||Discuss Readings:|
Arnold, "Reading the past: what is architectural history?" 1-13.
E.H. Carr, "What is history?" Arnold, 14-23.
Hayden White, "Fictions of Factual Representation," Arnold, 24-34.
|What is an Author?||Readings:|
Arnold, “The authority of the author: biography and the reconstruction of the canon,” 35-50.
Sir Howard Colvin, “Biographical Dictionary,” Arnold, 51-70.
Michel Foucault, “What is an author,” Arnold, 71-82.
|History, Formalism, and Iconograpy||Visit the NC State Libraries, Special Collections|
H. Wölfflin, Principles of Art History, 1-29, 62-75, 115-26.
Howard Crane, “Ottoman Sultan’s Mosques: Icons of Imperial Legacy” The Ottoman City and its Parts: Urban Structure and Social Order 1991: 173-243
|History and Style||Readings:|
Arnold, “On Classical Ground: Histories of Style,” 83-108.
Sir John Summerson, “Architecture in Britain, 1530-1830,” Arnold, 109-121.
Nicos Hadjinicolaou, “Art History and Class Struggle,” 122-126.
Gottfried Semper, “The Problem of Historicism,”
|Architectural History and Social Theory||DISCUSSION OF PROJECTS AND PROPOSALS|
Peter Burke, History and Social Theory, 1-115.
Howard S. Becker, Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article , chap 2: “Persona and Authority”
|Marxism and Social History||PROJECT PROPOSALS DUE (500 word abstract + 2 images + bibliography (3 pages))|
Arnold, “A class performance: social histories of architecture,” 127-142.
Mark Girouard, Life in the English Country House,” Arnold, 143-163. Also see the book on reserve: Chapters 1, 7, 10.
E.H. Gombrich, “In search of cultural history,” Arnold 164-172.
Peter Burke, History and Social Theory, 116-171.
|Architecture, Urban Sociology, and Cultural Geography||Readings:|
Dell Upton, “The Master Street of the World: The Levee,” in Streets: Critical Perspectives on Public Space, edited by Zeynep Çelik, et. al. (UC Press, 1994), 277-288.
Carl Schorske, “Introduction,” “The Ringstrasse, Its Critics, and the Birth of Urban Modernism,” & “Politics in a New Key: An Austrian Trio,” in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna (New York: Vintage, 1981), pages TBA.
|Structuralism and Semiotics||Readings:|
Dell Upton, “Signs Taken for Wonders” Visible Language 37 no.3, 2003, 332-350.
Terry Eagleton, Ch. 3 of Literary Theory, 91-126.
Henry Glassie, Folk Houses in Middle Virginia, pages TBA
|Post-structuralism and Postmodernity||Readings:|
Eagleton, Literary Theory, ch. 4, 126-50.
Burke, “Postmodernity and Postmodernism,” 172-189.
Gülsüm Baydar, “Toward Postcolonial Openings: Rereading Sir Banister Fletcher’s ‘History of Architecture,” Assemblage, No. 35 (Apr. 1998), 6-17.
Arnold, “The illusion of inclusion: the guidebook and historic architecture,” 173-188.
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, “The buildings of England,” 189-194.
Roland Barthes, “The Blue Guide,” 195-198.
|Feminism and Gender||Readings:|
Arnold, “Reading Architectural Histories: the discourses of Gender,” 199-204.
Denise Scott Brown, “Sexism and the start system in architecture,” Arnold, 205-210.
Alice T. Friedman, “Planning and representation in the early modern country house,” Arnold, 211-218.
Belting, “Global Art and Minorities: A New Geography of Art History,” 62-73.
|In-class Presentations||Each student provide in-class presentations of their projects. Guest critics and members of the class provide feedback to the work. |
|History of History in Schools of Architecture||FINAL PROJECT DUE|
Kostof, “The Shape of Time at Yale, Circa 1960,” in The History of History, 123-135.