4.616 Selected Topics on Culture and Architecture


Class Info

Seminar on how culture interacts with architecture. Analyzes architecture as a conveyor of messages that transcend stylistic, formal, and iconographic concerns to include an assessment of disciplinary, political, ideological, social, and cultural factors. Critically reviews methodologies and theoretical premises of studies on culture and meaning. Focuses on examples from Islamic history and establishes historical and theoretical frameworks for investigation.

This class has no prerequisites.

4.616 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by N. Rabbat.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays in 5-216.

This class counts for a total of 0 credits.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 4.616 was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 4.616 Class Site site or on the 4.616 Stellar site.

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