ARTH 571/CPLN 572: Modern Architectural Theory – Urbanism

Fall 2021


W.E.B. Du Bois, The Seventh Ward of Philadelphia (detail)


A survey of the diverse literature of urbanism from the late eighteenth century to the present. The discussion of broadly representative authors and original texts will be emphasized. Students will be responsible for introducing one day of class discussion with a presentation (and bibliographic handout) during the previous week and for three written assignments: 1) a short “observation” essay, due Oct. 28; 2) a one-page final essay proposal and ten-minute oral presentation, due Dec. 2; and 3) a ten-page final essay, due Dec. 22.


David B. Brownlee,  Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor Emeritus, History of Art (SAS), and Zhongjie Lin, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning (Design)


Thursdays, 1:45-4:45, David Rittenhouse Lab 2N36