History of Art


HART0051: Architecture and Modernity - Indicative Weekly Topics and Suggested Reading

Indicative Weekly Topics

  1. Introduction: A Global Architecture?
  2. Colonial Architecture and Urbanism (Maghreb, India, Hong Kong)
  3. From Orientalism to Postcolonialism
  4. Cultural Nomadism
  5. International Expositions
  6. The International Style
  7. Translating Modernism (Turkey, Middle East, Balkans)
  8. From Imperial Modern to Global Modernisms (Africa, China, Japan)
  9. Transcultural Architecture (Latin America)
  10. Critical Regionalism … and its Critics

Suggested Reading

  • Bremner, G. A., ed. Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Akcan, Esra. Architecture in Translation: Germany, Turkey, and the Modern House. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012.
  • Ōshima, Ken Tadashi. International Architecture in Interwar Japan: Constructing Kokusai Kenchiku. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009.
  • Andreoli, Elisabetta, and Adrian Forty, eds. Brazil’s Modern Architecture. London: Phaidon, 2004.