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Jeffrey K Ochsner
ARCH 352
Seattle Campus

History of Modern Architecture

Architectural history in the Western world from 1750 to the present. Recommended: ARCH 351.

Class description

Architecture 352 presents a survey of architecture from 1750 to the present (primarily, but not exclusively, in Europe and North America). Emphasis is placed on the development of the architecture of this period including significant buildings and projects, important theories and critical writings.

Class members are responsible for all material in Trachtenberg and Hyman, Architecture from Prehistory to Postmodernism/The Western Tradition, 2nd edition (2002), Part 4, pages 372-582. Class members are also responsible for material in William J. R. Curtis, Modern Architecture Since 1900, 3rd edition (1996), pages as indicated on daily lists.

Class members will be held fully responsible for knowing individual "key works" identified on each daily slide list included herein. In addition, class members should be generally familiar with additional works which may be shown in class.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The format of Architecture 352 is a series of 50-minute lecture sessions with slides. Images of key works shown in the lectures are also found on the class web site.

Recommended preparation

Architecture 352 is not an introductory level course. Familiarity with architectural terminology will be expected. Architecture 352 is the third course in the Architecture 350-351-352 series. Knowledge of material covered in Architecture 350 and 351 is expected of those enrolled in Architecture 352.

Students seeking an introductory level class should consider taking the Architecture 150-151 series.

Class assignments and grading

Architecture 352 class members are responsible for all material in Trachtenberg and Hyman, ARCHITECTURE FROM PREHISTORY TO POSTMODERNISM/THE WESTERN TRADITION, 2nd edition (New York, 2002), Part 4, pages 372-582. Class members are also responsible for material in William J.R. Curtis, ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1900, 3rd edition (New York and London, 1996), pages as indicated on daily assignments.

A guide to the class, including a listing of all buildings to be shown, reading assignments, and reference material, will be available from the Odegaard Library Copy Center.

There will be three exams, an in-class midterm exam, a take-home midterm exam, and a final exam. There will also be two ten-minute quzzes.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Jeffrey K Ochsner
Date: 03/12/2007