European Modernism

This seminar studies the development of modernism in Europe between 1900 and 1945, with a particular emphasis on England, Sweden, and France. It examines the relation of garden and landscape to house and housing, to urban design, hygiene, and transportation. The course assesses both writings and built projects, including Christopher Tunnard\’s manifesto, Gardens in the Modern Landscape, Gunnar Asplund\’s and Sigurd Lewerentz\’s Woodland Cemetery, and the villas of Le Corbusier.