M 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Anderson Hall, Room 117
Large, introductory-level course in lecture/discussion format on topics related to current research in architecture.
Images saturate our lives, confirming Italo Calvino’s remark of living in “an unending rainfall of images.” Across this relentless deluge, images appear and disappear in a maddening competition for attention (propelled by an unprecedented speed of production and consumption, and by an ever insatiable market of far reaching tentacles). This blatant exploitation permeates everything from politics to entertainment, from art to fashion, from food to architecture. Living within this daily, vast, and pervasive “culture of images” posits interesting challenges for the architect to remain a critical and effective maker of images. This course closely examines a selection of works in architecture, film, literature and music in order to reveal how images transcend their initial evocation, fabrication, or manipulation. In particular, the seminar focuses on the intricate construction of images that make, bind and liberate each examined work. Open to non-architecture students, but preference will be given to architecture majors. Sophomores and above. Space is limited and registration does not guarantee a space in this course. The final course roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
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