GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2008
04353: Imagining the City: Literature, Film, and the Arts (HIS 0435300)
Lecture - 4 credits
Thursday 11:30 - 1:00 Carpenter Center B04
Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 Carpenter Center - Lecture Hall
How do visual representation and narrative figuration contribute to construct urban identity? Explores the urban imagination in different artforms: architecture, cinema, literature, photography, and painting. Topics to be mapped out include: cities and modernity, metrophilia and metrophobia, the museum and cultural archaeology, the ruin and the construction site, interior space and public sphere, technology and virtual cities. The montage of imaginary cities traverses aspects of different urban environments. This year, we focus on the European city, as we travel through Paris, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Naples, and Rome. Note: Offered jointly with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as VES 184.Also note that screenings have previously been held on Wednesdays, 7-9 pm.