4.616 Selected Topics on Culture and Architecture


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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 be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by N. Rabbat.

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

This class counts for a total of 0 credits.

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