Università
della
Svizzera
italiana
Academy
of Architecture

 
 

History of Modern Architecture 2

  • Lecturer
    • Sonja Hildebrand
 

20th Century

The course continues the overview of the history of architecture since the later 18th century from BSc 1 sem II. It covers the timespan between 1890 and 1970. It centres on attempts from about 1900 onwards to initiate a new beginning for architecture and establish alternative modes of thinking in antagonism to the evolutionary approach of the previous century. Concepts, arguments and rhetoric will be investigated, which are connected with a new understanding of modernity. Positions promoting historical-cultural connections are explored alongside the avant-garde outlook. The breaks and the continuities that characterise the architectural culture of the early twentieth century are discussed in this context.

BSc2

sem I

h 24

ects 2.5

EN

Written final exam.

Examination Mode