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Four Centuries of American Architecture (Thursdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm ET)   NEW!

A survey of themes, influences, innovation and technological development in the history of American architecture. We begin with Native American building and early European influences. The 19th century includes the “American Renaissance,” Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan and the rise of the skyscraper. Art Deco introduces the 20th century, which proceeds through the International Style, Modernism and Postmodernism, ending in the technology-driven globalism of the present. The work of prominent architects will be presented, along with regional styles, alternative practices and historically overlooked minority and women architects. Class size limit: 150.

Suggest Reading:

Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness, Pantheon Books, 2006
Paul Goldberger, Why Architecture Matters, Yale University Press, 2009


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