ARTH 029. Colloquium: Architecture of Philadelphia

Swarthmore sits amidst a hall of fame of architectural and urban history. This course turns to this history not simply to understand the architecture of one important metropolitan area, but to understand how these examples can teach about broader themes including the history of city planning, the industrial and urban revolutions, the search for "American" architectural styles, metropolitan growth and urban renewal, the ascent of modernism, the emergence of postmodernism, and historic preservation, among others. Students will learn both foundational methods of architectural history as well as many of the major movements that have constituted it.
1 credit.
Spring 2022. Goldstein.
Catalog chapter: Art
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