This is one of two seminars fulfilling a requirement for successful completion of the PHD curriculum. The seminar is designed as an introduction to canonical texts in the history and theory of architecture, landscape architecture, and/or urbanism, which have come to define practices and the disciplinary conception of these respective domains. We thereby address the subjects of history, theory, and the human sciences as they have been enlisted in writings about the building, the landscape, and the city for students preparing for or enrolled in PHD degree programs.
Prerequisites: This course is normally open only to doctoral students in the PHD Program in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning and Design. Doctoral students from other programs or post-professional masters students at the GSD may participate with the instructor's permission.