Th 1:00-3:30pm, 210 Anderson Hall 

This course seeks to develop a theoretical and critical history of natural and artificial light within the modern discourses and disciplines of architecture and urbanism from the late 19th century to today. Often overshadowed by formal and structural innovations in historical accounts, the course posits that examining lighting as a key matter and problem through which the modern architecture developed while also offering insight into larger questions of the environment. Spanning from the late-19th century to present, the course will examine "natural light" as inseparable from the advent and innovations in "artificial lighting." Rendering, simulation and representational effects will be explored along the constructed conditions, including interactive systems. Open to architecture students only, seniors 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 instructor. 

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