YCMS 085 - Scale and Order in Art and Architecture
We will consider the nature of large architectural projects, mainly in the period up to WWII. Large-scale buildings - as well as the allied fine arts - were the result of new technologies combined with the political expression of democracies and autocracies. We’ll evaluate exhibitions and criticism using contemporary and historical photos and graphics. The issues of human scale, appropriate design, and the control of technology, as considered by the Modern Movement and other artistic groups will be part of class discussions.
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