American Architecture 2

Historic Preservation

Spring 2013

Jorge Otero-Pailos, instructor

This course surveyed architecture built in the United States, starting with the modernism of the Chicago School and ending with the postmodernism of Deconstructivist architecture. It was designed to provide an understanding of the major protagonists, schools of thought and events shaping the development of American architecture. It was also intended to develop competence in identifying, understanding and analyzing historic buildings, their significance, types and styles. Students built proficiency in the use of the historiographical, visual and intellectual tools necessary to grasp fully the meanings of historic buildings in their various historical, cultural and political contexts.