GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2010
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Courses taught by Cameron Wu
01101: First Semester Core: Introduction to Design and Visual Studies in Architecture (STU 0110100)
Core Studio - 8 credits
Monday Wednesday Friday 2:00 - 6:00
Prerequisites: Enrollment in MArch I program or permission of the program director.The first of a four-semester sequence of design studios introduces students to the practice of architectural design, discussing the theoretical principles on which such practice is based.
02102 [M2]: Projective Representation in Architecture (VIS 0210200)
Lecture - 2 credits
This course is a module. It lasts the second half of the semester only.
Tuesday 2:00 - 5:00 Gund 111
This course examines the history, theory and practice of parallel (orthographic) and central (perspective) projection. The objective is to provide the tools to imagine and represent with precision, dexterity, and virtuosity a continually expanding repertoire of three-dimensional architectural form. The focus of the lectures will be twofold: first, to trace key historical developments of projection in architecture from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment into the 20th century, and second, to explain the comprehensive codification of descriptive geometry and the means by which it is practiced. We will see that projective systems have effected relationships between masons, carpenters, engineers, mathematicians, cartographers, painters, and architects. The impact of the computer on architecture's perennial oscillation between the three and two dimensions of projection will come into focus. The representation of objects as we see them and their measured description, two tasks that are conventionally distinguished in architectural drawing, will be shown to have been unwittingly, in many respects, mutually determined and transformed.
09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920101)
Independent Study - 4 credits
Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Eric Belsky, Felipe Correa, Peter Del Tredici, Jill Desimini, Richard T.T. Forman, David Hamilton, Jr., Andrea Hansen, K. Michael Hays, Christopher Hoxie, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Jonathan Levi, Judith Grant Long, Anne McGhee, Katharine Parsons, Christoph Reinhart, Michael Schroeder, Thomas Schroepfer, Mack Scogin, Rafael Segal, Jorge Silvetti, Maryann Thompson, Emily Waugh, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, A. Hashim Sarkis, Christian Werthmann