Three Rivers community college
Thames CAMPUS    574 new london tURnpIkE    norwich, ct 06360

860-215-9415

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Architecture of the World B-125

Mon/Wed 3:00 PM or Mon 6:00 PM or Tues/Thurs 2:00 PM

 

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Three Rivers

ARC K102

Instructor:     Professor Mark Comeau, (860-215-9415), email MComeau@trcc.commnet.edu

 

Grade:            Quizzes (5) 80%           Final 10%           Attendance 10%            Research Project (Extra Credit)

 

Course Description:

The course offers a global perspective of buildings, their settings, and the dissemination of ideas about architecture from the late Neolithic period to the present.  Particular attention is given to the relationships of architectural expression, meaning, and building technology and to issues arising when architectural traditions of one culture are imposed upon or otherwise adapted by another.  Students will explore the impact of climate, economy, philosophy, social structure and technology on architecture by becoming familiar with some of the World’s major monuments in architectural history.  The course also integrates the visual arts that paralleled each era, exploring the fundamental elements of each “movement” as illustrated through aesthetic expression.

 

Method:   Visual Slide Presentation Accompanied by Lecture

 

Text:         Comeau, Mark. Architecture of the World, Iowa: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company, 2014.

                  ISBN 978-1-4652-4985-2  Buy the Book-click here

                 

Course Visual Dictionary << (click to download)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Educational Objectives:

Establish chronological and thematic frameworks for the study of the World’s history through its architecture;

Create understanding and appreciation for cultures’ architecture from traditionalism to modernity;

Develop skills of description of formal and historical analysis and aesthetic evaluation.

Suggested Readings:

Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. History of Art. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1991.

Stone, Irving. The Agony and the Ecstasy. New York: Doubleday. 1961.

Research Project

This is optional, see Professor Comeau for details.

Students can select from three different projects available on the Professor’s website (link above).

 

Unit 9      Late Renaissance

                  Europe and the Americas

 

Unit 10    Early American Colonial

                  Growth in a New World

 

Units 11/12   Iron & Glass & Chicago School

                  Impacts of the Industrial Age

 

Unit 13    The Modern Movement

                  Function, Expressionism, and the Abstract

 

Unit 14/15Antoni Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright

                  Organic Masters

 

Unit 16    The Skyscraper Race

                  New York and Corporate Expression

 

Unit 17    Post Modernism

                  Classicism Meets Modernism

 

Unit 18    The Age of Information

                  Trends and Issues Today

 

                        Research Project  < click

 

 

Unit 1      The Egyptian Kingdom

                  Ancient & Pre-Classical Architecture

 

Unit 2      Mycenae and the Aegean

                  Pre-Classical Architecture

 

Unit 3      Ancient Greece

                  The Mediterranean’s Democracy

 

Unit 4      The Roman Empire

                  The Mediterranean’s Empire

 

Unit 5      Byzantium

                  After the Empire: The Church

 

Unit 6      Gothic

                  Medieval Life and the “Village” 

 

Unit 7      Italian Renaissance

                  The Human Spirit in Italy 

 

Unit 8      Renaissance Masters

                  The Florentines