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METHODS AND PERSPECTIVES

CODE 106595
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 4 cfu during the 1st year of 11120 ARCHITECTURAL COMPOSITION(LM-4) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/18
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The module aims to present the methods and tools of Italian architectural historiography in the context of international historiography. The lessons, of a distinctly methodological nature, will revolve around a series of exemplary cases, read and interpreted starting from the main points of the contemporary historical-architectural debate.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course the student will know the issues and concepts discussed during the lessons: the cultural coordinates of architectural projects; the political, social and identity dimension of building processes; the notion of cultural heritage and its reflections on architecture; the importance of historical contexts and the limits of ‘operational criticism’ (critica operativa); the method and tools of architectural history.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures. Attendance of lessons is not mandatory, but strongly recommended.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    • The urban contexts of contemporary architecture: the legacy of the industrial city; old and new patterns of development; trends of global change and models of resilience
    • The legacy of modernism
    • History of architecture as an autonomous discipline: the legacy of national traditions, the specificity of the ‘Italian school’, the new trends of international historiography
    • The ‘controversial city’ and the debate about town planning and urban renewal after WW2
    • Architecture, identities and cultural heritage in an historical perspective

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Given the approach of the course, there isn’t a single handbook that can substitute class attendance. For a general overview, and/or for more analytical studies it may be useful to consult:

    • L. Benevolo, History of modern architecture, Cambridge 1996
    • F. Dal Co ed., Storia dell’architettura italiana, Il secondo Novecento, Milano 1997
    • K. Frampton, Modern Architecture, A Critical History, London 2020 [5th ed., extensively revised and updated]
    • D. Ghirardo, Italy, Modern architectures in history, London 2011
    • B. Zevi, Architecture as space, How to look at architecture, New York 1993

    The teacher is available to students for any orientation and bibliographic information, and for further advices about classes and exams.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam will focus on the issues and problems discussed during the lessons, as well as on a book chosen among those suggested by the teacher at the beginning of the course.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The notes taken during the lessons as well as the slides available on aul@web will be useful but not entirely sufficient to prepare for the exam, and will need to be supplemented by the critical study of one of the books indicated in class.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes