submit your answers in a Word document and label clearly the name of the topic you choose.

Final Exam Reading Materials and Questions

Due: DEC 7, submit under

 

In the Final Exam, the instructor prepared TWO topics regarding the architecture history we learned

in this semester. Your job to select ONE that interest you, and answer the questions following the

text. Each topic contains three articles from well-known architects and theorists to provide a

continuous and reflective discussion for you (selected from a book edited by Prof. Korydon Smith).

The length of each answer is approximately 200-300 words. In each answer, no specific citation

style is required. Please submit your answers in a Word document and label clearly the name of the

topic you choose.

 

TOPIC Name:

MATERIAL AND IMMATERIAL / BODY AND BUILDING

Reading materials:

TOPIC 1: MATERIAL AND IMMATERIAL

Introduction

Original Text: Leon Battista Alberti, Excerpts from The Art of Building in Ten Books.

Reflective Text: Juhani Pallasmaa, Excerpts from The Eyes of the Skin.

Philosophical Text: Jonathan Hill, Excerpts from Immaterial Architecture.

Writing and Discussion Questions

 

TOPIC 2: BODY AND BUILDING

Introduction

Original Text: Marcus Vitruvius, Excerpts from The Ten Books on Architecture.

Reflective Text: Le Corbusier, Excerpts from Le Modulor.

Philosophical Text: Lance Hosey, “Hidden Lines: Gender, Race, and the Body.”

Writing and Discussion Questions

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