Theory Module 5 - Invention of the Architect
Unit type: Optional
Non class hours: Private study and research
Duration: 10 weeks / 20 Hours
Equivalent US credits: 2
This module explores the development of architectural discourse from an anthropological point of view, looking at the emergence of the figure of the architect. This journey starts in antiquity and the beginnings of western civilisation, and develops chronologically through Grecian classicism, Italian Renaissance and progresses through to contemporary practices. Implicit in this course is the idea that Architecture does not just consist of buildings but of thoughts, ideas, drawings, models, and photographs. This series of lectures examines all of these modes of architectural representation, and uses key examples to reference points along this journey.
During the program, students are required to research, develop, write and submit an essay of 1000 words with workshop and tutorial support. Students explore the relationship between theory and practice by relating key concepts to their studio practice. They are expected to become conversant with the historical development of architectural representations from antiquity to the present day.