Topics in Architectural History I, Pre-1900


ARCH 504




Hybrid lecture-seminar course on a focused topic covering one thematic aspect of the history of architecture during the time period of 1400–1900. Through in-depth study of a particular thematic topic, students will engage with the latest research and approaches to understanding the history of architecture as embedded within cultural, political, and economic contexts. Students will produce individual research papers. The topic of this course will be unique from other architectural history courses offered in the previous three years.

Winter 2022 term 2


Materiality of Pre-Twentieth Century Architecture 

Prof. Christina Gray, Ph.D.

This course will give a broad historical survey of pre-twentieth century architecture through the lens of materiality, with each module focusing on a particular building material. This course will assert that, although building materials can sometimes appear inscrutable, a close examination reveals a wide range of architectural effects.