GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2008
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Courses taught by Sanford Kwinter
03316: Architecture and Art: From Robert Smithson to the emerging `New Synthesis¿ (DES 0331600)
Lecture - 4 credits
Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 Gund 109
Since the first announcements of the 'demise' of painting in the post-Abstract Expressionist era, art has consistently sought to radicalize its practice by upending the traditional metaphysics of expression and meaning through a vigorous engagement with the context of its presentation. Deriving in many ways from the early example of Marcel Duchamp for whom art was a product of overlapping circuits of social production, art began to address the physical, architectural and urban conditions of its display. Beginning with Minimalist and Performance Art and on to a long series of hybrid practices in what has been called the 'expanded field', art has often ventured so close to 'spatial' practice as to have all but merged with practices for long taking place at the speculative periphery of architecture and design. As a fully internationalized art world today begins to raise itself from the desert of miscellaneous and largely entertainment-based practice of the preceding two decades, a predominant tendency has clearly emerged: a profound interest in, and engagement with the conditions of the built environment and its role in shaping human subjectivity. Art practices that will be studied include those of Robert Smithson, Tony Smith, Vito Acconci, Richard Serra, Keith Sonnier, Gordon Matta-Clark, various representatives of both the American and German photographic school, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, etc. alongside developments of Post-war architecture practice and its various movements from Archigram to Metabolism to the emerging 'physiologist' practices in Europe. This course will also maintain a strong openness to issues in current art and architectural theory.
04206 [M2]: Buildings, Texts, and Contexts (HIS 0420600)
Lecture - 2 credits
This course is a module. It lasts the second half of the semester only.
Wednesday 9:00 - 11:30 Gund - Piper
Monday 10:00 - 11:30 Gund - Piper
Introduces the primarily textual material that has constituted architectural discourse from the 1960s to the present, including such topics as representation, realism, and event-structure in the production of the neo- and post-avant-gardes.
09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920100)
Independent Study - 4 credits
Brian W. Blaesser, Marco Cenzatti, Preston Scott Cohen, Felipe Correa, Gareth Doherty, Stephen Ervin, Susan Fainstein, Richard T.T. Forman, Jose Gomez-Ibanez, K. Michael Hays, Sanford Kwinter, Anne McGhee, Michael Meredith, Farshid Moussavi, Richard Peiser, Spiro Pollalis, Peter Rowe, Allen Sayegh, Laura Solano, John Stilgoe, Kostas Terzidis, Matthew Urbanski, Bing Wang, Christian Werthmann, T. Kelly Wilson, Gary Hilderbrand
Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of their advisor and of the faculty member sponsoring the study.
09304: Independent Thesis for the Degree Master in Design Studies (ADV 0930400)
Urban Planning and Design
Option Studio - 8 credits
A student who selects this independent thesis for the degree Master in Design Studies pursues independent research of relevance to the selected course of study within the Master in Design Studies program, under the direction of a GSD faculty member. This option precludes taking any other independent study.