GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2010
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Courses taught by Timothy Hyde
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.
Monday Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30 Gund - Piper
The atomic bomb, spring break, existentialism, jet travel, the polio vaccine, India and Pakistan, the transistor radio, abstract expressionism, LSD, the United Nations, ISO containers, Pop Art, nylon, structuralism - these are some of the inventions that exemplify the extremity of political, economic, aesthetic, and cultural change that took place during the three decades following World War Two. Postwar architectural discourse showed a keen awareness of the importance of these changes, and postwar architectural practices consisted of concomitant attempts to accommodate them. This module explores these repercussions in architecture by following the broad transformations, extensions, and reorientations of architectural modernism. By 1945, the discursive center of gravity had shifted from continental Europe to the United States and Great Britain, and modernism was soon diffused through Latin America and parts of Asia as well. Though new works by the prewar masters - Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Frank Lloyd Wright - continued to have a profound influence, diverse and different practices soon emerged in mainstream and peripheral architectural culture as parts of a broad reaction to the consolidated inheritance of prewar modernism. The lectures of this module will consider this reaction as a consequence of the postwar situation, in which the erosion of modernisms authority and legitimacy - the erosion of the 'grounds' of architecture - provoked varied attempts to reestablish the legitimacy of architectural practice. Several prominent themes of postwar architectural discourse will be presented, bound together by the conceit that postwar architecture was fundamentally a serial (and perhaps hopeless) attempt to recuperate a lost ground of architectural authenticity.
04501: Proseminar in History, Theory and Urban Design (HIS 0450100)
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Seminar - 4 credits
Wednesday 2:00 - 5:00 7 Sumner 104
This research seminar addresses subjects of history, theory and human sciences related to architecture and the city for students preparing for or enrolled in doctoral degree programs. Prerequisites: Four graduate-level courses in this area or enrollment in doctoral program.
09301: Independent Thesis in Satisfaction of Degree MArch (ADV 0930100)
Research Seminar - 12 credits
Following preparation in GSD 9203, each student conducts a design exploration that tests and expands the thesis.Prerequisites: GSD 9203
09304: Independent Thesis for the Degree Master in Design Studies (ADV 0930400)
Research Seminar - 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.