HART 624 Ideology and Architecture Select Term:
A research seminar starting with an introduction and overview : architecture and political ideology, a survey from Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages. The rise of the national idea : historicism and revivalism; revival and survival; Neoclassicism and Romanticism, and the underlying ideologies. The meaning of styles : the academies; the rundbogen and the spitzbogen; French Classicism and ideas of the republic; antiquity and the United States of America; the English and German neo- gothic and the revival of the national past; the neo- byzantine style and the quest for national identity in southeastern Europe. Nationalism and architecture. Architecture and continuity : concepts of ethnicity and nationhood in Russia, the Balkans, and Turkey; architecture and modernity : the parliament, the theater and the museum as embodiments of statehood; visions of paradise : national socialism and Soviet socialism. Requirements : a major research paper of around 30 pages. Counts towards fulfilling the seminar requirement in History.
SU Credits : 3.000
ECTS Credit : 0.000
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