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Undergraduate Handbook

Architectural History and Theory 1 - ARCH1121

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4
Enrolment Requirements:
Currently enrolled in program 3261 Architectural Studies
Equivalent: BENV1121
Fee Band: 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


A general introduction emphasising major themes and thresholds in Western architectural history, with brief cross-cultural explorations of Asian architectural history. The key issues examined will include: concepts of order in Western architecture with particular reference to Classicism; the work of major writers and thinkers in the European tradition and perspectives that situate 20th-century architectural developments. Assignments include exercises in writing short analytical texts and in typographic design.

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