T 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., Anderson Hall, Room 210

Thinking about their power to unsettle the discipline, this seminar concerns itself with the selection and analysis of pre-modern buildings not included in officially accepted bodies of work. Students define what it means to be extracanonical and theorize its implications for pedagogy and practice. Using these criteria, students select buildings to study for the semester, looking critically at received methods of formal analysis and rethinking those methods with respect to the newly established extracanocical body. Each student or student pair performs this reading on three buildings through drawings and models and delivers a presentation/short paper. Reading discussions, presentations, and progress critiques will comprise the seminar sessions. This course is open to upper division undergraduate (juniors and above) and graduate students. 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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