PLSD

2200

Introduction to Architectural Theory Lecture

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro to Arch Theory: Lec

Spring 2019

Taught By: Allyson McDavid

Section: A

CRN: 2788

Credits:

Why a course exclusively on architectural theory? In many professional schools, theory often gets collapsed into a “history/theory” amalgamation, one that fails to take into account the way that theory informs not just a historical analysis of built and unbuilt forms, but also the technology and design of architecture. Being conversant in architectural theory is a critical skill that manifests in all aspects of the discipline—from conception to experimentation to execution. Theory must be provocative, but it must also integrate with, and illuminate, practice. The course shall be taught so as to treat architectural theory as a discipline unto itself, taking pains to ensure that students understand why and how theory matters to the study of architecture, urban design, and general questions of spatial construction.

Open to: University undergraduate students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. Co-requisite(s): PLSD 2201 Recitation.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 75

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:03pm 8/18/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 1:25pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 404

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019