AET 350 - Introduction to Architectural Theory
This course presents the philosophical underpinnings and major themes of architectural theory along with their historical context. An interdisciplinary look at the people, ideas, and events that shaped contemporary architecture culture. A survey of the debates that have had, and continue to have, a profound influence on our understanding of aesthetics as applied to space. A conversation about the basic human values that shape our interaction with the places in which we dwell, work, learn, and socialize. Topics range from the study of specific philosophical periods or schools of thought regarding design to the diverse trends in current architectural thinking. Three lecture hours.
Prerequisite(s): AET 233 or permission of instructor or chair.
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