UW-Madison AH 358 - Syllabus (29 pages)

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Ah 358 - EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE: THE MODERN MOVEMENTS
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ART HISTORY 358 EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE THE MODERN MOVEMENTS 1900 1933 Narciso G Menocal 203 Elvehjem Building nmenocal wisc edu 608 263 2373 Office Hours Mon Wed 5 30 6 30 PM In this course we shall not investigate the praxis of the modern movements of architecture such a thing would be impossible but of the individual architects who have been singled out as the most prominent by an ongoing scholarship now some three quarters of a century old In the ancient Greek language the word praxis referred to activity engaged in by free men To us it is something that goes beyond practices actions or behavior Today it is seen as a combination of reflection and action Praxis then defines the historicity of the human person that is the place of each person in history History seen this way becomes the combined result of individual historicities each depending on individual praxis Historical literature in turn is the result of the praxis of historians In the method we shall follow the reflection and action that realizes pragmatically the historicity of human persons become respectively the iconology and iconography individually created by each architect But created is here a relative term Praxis usually results from transmuted cooptations of thoughts and works of others which the poeisis of the architect synthesizes and transforms into a metaphorical self portrait While our aim will be to discover through analysis these metaphorical self portraits to the extent that we can in each case the methodological constraints of a course such as this force us into a contradiction we have to consider the subject matter collectively arranged within movements and trends if you will So following the traditional manner I have divided the subject matter into three phases beginning middle and end each comprising several subjects As historical contrasts the art and architecture of the Stalinist Soviet Union and of Nazi Germany have been included However at all times we shall endeavor to consider the



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