ARTH571/CPLN572: Modern Architectural Theory-Urbanism

Fall 2020



A survey of the literature of urbanism from the late eighteenth century to the present. The discussion of original texts will be emphasized.  Students will be responsible for guiding one day of class discussion and writing two papers: (1) a 3-page essay that links one of the texts to current urban issues (due March 4) and (2) a 10-page final essay that analyzes the discussion of an important topic (for instance, monumentality, social sustainability, nature) in at least three of the readings (due May 8). More guidance for the papers will be provided separately.


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


Thursdays, 1:30-4:30, via Zoom