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The Space Between Workshop, Fall 2004
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This workshop explores how designers might become as sensitive to space as ...

This workshop explores how designers might become as sensitive to space as they are to objects. Through a number of projects and precedent studies, architectural design is studied in relation to the Space Between. The design process is studied in reverse, considering space first and objects second. This is not to imply that objects are not important, but rather that space is equally important.

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Architecture and Design
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jan
Wampler
Special Problems in Architectural Design, Spring 2005
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" This class focuses on representation tools used by architects during the ...

" This class focuses on representation tools used by architects during the design process and attempts to discuss the relationship they develop with the object of design. Representation plays a key role in architectural design, not only as a medium of conveying and narrating a determined meaning or a preconceived idea, but also as a code of creating new meaning, while the medium seeks to establish a relationship with itself. In this sense, mediums of representation, as external parameters to the design process, are not neutral tools of translating an idea into its concrete form. They are neither authentic means of creativity, nor vapid carriers of an idea. Therefore, an important aspect in issues of meaning is how the architect manipulates the play of translating a concept to its concrete version, through the use of a medium of representation. The course is a continuation of the equivalent course taught in the fall semester and specifically focuses on digital media. The course is intended to establish a reciprocal relationship with the design studio, feeding from and contributing to its content."

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Architecture and Design
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Tsamis, Alexandros
Special Problems in Architecture Studies, Fall 2000
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The course will investigate e-Learning systems from a business, policy, technical and ...

The course will investigate e-Learning systems from a business, policy, technical and legal perspective. The issues presented shall be tackled by discussion of the design and structure of the various example systems. The connection between information architectures and the physical workplace of the users will also be examined. There course will be comprised of readings, discussions, guest speakers and group design sessions. Laboratory sessions will be focused on implementation tools and opportunities to create one's own working prototypes. Students will learn to describe information architectures using the Unified Modeling Language (used to specify, design and structure web applications) and XML (to designate meaningful content).

Subject:
Architecture and Design
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mitchell, William John
St. Louis Virtual City Project
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Welcome to the St. Louis Virtual City Project. This Regional History Project ...

Welcome to the St. Louis Virtual City Project. This Regional History Project utilizes interactive web technologies to explore the history of the City of St. Louis and the St. Louis region. To help you explore St. Louis you will first need to be sure that your computer is equipped with the browser plug-in Cortona. It can be downloaded for free from Parallel Graphics (just follow the on screen directions). The website is best viewed in the most recent version of Internet Explorer browser and at screen resolution 1024 x 768. To begin your tour of St. Louis, simply choose a year by clicking the timeline menu bar on the left side of the main page (currently 1850 and 1950 are active). As you enter your selected decade, a three-dimensional model of downtown St. Louis will appear on the left side of your screen (if it does not appear, use the link above to download Cortona). By clicking on the various buildings, people and objects in the landscape, you will be able to access information about their history, which will appear on the right side of your screen. You can use your mouse or the arrow keys to help you move through the Virtual City. The website is organized into districts. Each district contains a district home page; building pages containing addresses, construction and demolition dates, as well as information about the buildings importance in that decade; people pages for important public figures in the decade; and event pages detailing events in each building during the decade. Each event page is also linked to a perspectives page which lists primary documents from the time period. Chart a path of inquiry across space and time to discover how St. Louisans made history by reconstructing the city the around them.

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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University of Missouri St. Louis
State of Scholarly Publishing in the History of Art and Architecture
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Introduction to "State of Scholarly Publishing in the History of Art and ...

Introduction to "State of Scholarly Publishing in the History of Art and Architecture", Section IV "Survey of Art and Architectural History Editors: Key Findings".

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Lawrence McGill
Stop Disasters!
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The on-line game aims at teaching children how to build safer villages ...

The on-line game aims at teaching children how to build safer villages and cities against disasters. Children will learn playing how the location and the construction materials of houses can make a difference when disasters strike and how early warning systems, evacuation plans and education can save lives. Children are the future architects, mayors, doctors, and parents of the world of tomorrow, if they know what to do to reduce the impact of disasters, they will create a safer world. Each scenario takes between 10 and 20 minutes to play, depending on the disaster you are trying to prevent and your skill level. There are five scenarios to play, and each can be played on easy, medium or hard difficulty levels. The core audience is 9-16 year old children, but anyone can play and enjoy the game, and everyone will learn more about preventing disasters. This is a single player game, but groups of children in a classroom environment can play collaboratively and discuss the best course of action to take. Additional learning material for students and teachers is available in the ‘Information’ section of this web site.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Ecology
Geology
Material Type:
Game
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
United Nations
Provider Set:
UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Stories Without Words: Photographing the First Year, Fall 2006
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The transition from high school and home to college and a new ...

The transition from high school and home to college and a new living environment can be a fascinating and interesting time, made all the more challenging and interesting by being at MIT. More than recording the first semester through a series of snapshots, this freshman seminar will attempt to teach photography as a method of seeing and a tool for better understanding new surroundings. Over the course of the semester, students will develop a body of work through a series of assignments, and then attempt to describe the conditions and emotions of their new environment in a cohesive final presentation.

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Visual Arts
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
McCluskey, Keith
Sustainable Design and Technology Research Workshop, Spring 2004
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This workshop investigates the current state of sustainability in regards to architecture, ...

This workshop investigates the current state of sustainability in regards to architecture, from the level of the tectonic detail to the urban environment. Current research and case studies will be investigated, and students will propose their own solutions as part of the final project.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Ecology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Glicksman, Leon R.
Temple of Portunus
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This art history video discussion examines the Temple of Portunus (formerly known ...

This art history video discussion examines the Temple of Portunus (formerly known as, Fortuna Virilis), travertine, tufa, and stucco, c. 120-80 B.C.E., Rome.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Text parts of James Gibbs' "Book on Architecture containing designs of buildings and ornaments"
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Transcribed text parts of Gibbs, J. (1739 - Second ed.) A book ...

Transcribed text parts of Gibbs, J. (1739 - Second ed.) A book of architecture containing designs of buildings and ornaments. London : printed for W. Innys [etc.], 1739, on the basis of its image-only version in http://www.e-rara.ch/zut/content/titleinfo/203786. With a concordance between the the plates and Gibbs' verbal description of them in the introduction.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Gibbs James. Ed. by C. Almansi and H. Thomas
Texts, Topics, and Times in German Literature, Fall 2009
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"In diesem Kurs erhalten Sie einen ?berblick ?ber einige wichtige literarische Texte, ...

"In diesem Kurs erhalten Sie einen ?berblick ?ber einige wichtige literarische Texte, Tendenzen und Themen aus der deutschsprachigen Literatur- und Kulturszene. Wir werden literarische Texte, Gedichte, Theaterst?cke und Essays untersuchen, sowie andere ?sthetische Formen besprechen, wie Film und Architektur. Da alle Texte gleichzeitig in ihrem spezifischen kulturellen Kontext gelesen werden, tragen sie zu einem Verst?ndnis von verschiedenen historischen Aspekten bei. Unter anderen werden folgende Themen und Fragestellungen besprochen: Technologie und deren Einfluss auf die Gesellschaft, Fragen der Ethik bei wissenschaftlicher Arbeit, Konstruktion von nationaler Geschichte und kollektivem Ged?chtnis."

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jaeger, Dagmar
Theory and Method in the Study of Architecture and Art, Fall 2015
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" This seminar is open to graduate students, and is intended to ...

" This seminar is open to graduate students, and is intended to offer a synoptic view of selected methodologies and thinkers in art history (with some implications for architecture). It is a writing-intensive class based on the premise that writing and editing are forms of critical thinking. The syllabus outlines the structure of the course and the readings and Assignments and Labs for each week. The discipline of art history periodically surges into "crisis." The demise of formalism as a guiding tenet, or connoisseurial appreciation as a general guide, plunged the field into confusion during the 1970s when the battle raged over "social histories of art" or "revisionism;" in the late 1990s the debate was staged between "visual studies" versus "normative art history." The course takes this confusion as itself worthy of study, and seeks to make available some of the new methodologies that have emerged over the past two decades. The ultimate goal is to bring students closer to discovering their own individual methods and voices as writers of art historical prose. In broader terms, we will attempt to understand the historiography of visual art and images more broadly. Our efforts will be predicated on the conviction that art history can serve as a generative discipline for all humanistic disciplines, and even those that style themselves as "Bildwissenschaft" (or "image-science")."

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jones, Caroline
Theory of City Form, Spring 2013
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This course covers theories about the form that settlements should take and ...

This course covers theories about the form that settlements should take and attempts a distinction between descriptive and normative theory by examining examples of various theories of city form over time. Case studies will highlight the origins of the modern city and theories about its emerging form, including the transformation of the nineteenth-century city and its organization. Through examples and historical context, current issues of city form in relation to city-making, social structure, and physical design will also be discussed and analyzed.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Beinart, Julian
Three Newport Mansions of the Gilded Age
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Research the history, architect, architecture, and patron of each mansion gaining understanding ...

Research the history, architect, architecture, and patron of each mansion gaining understanding of the arts and culture of the Gilded Age.

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella GarranĘ
Joyce Payne
Topics in the Avant-Garde in Literature and Cinema, Spring 2003
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21F.031 examines the terms "avant garde" and "Kulturindustrie" in French and German ...

21F.031 examines the terms "avant garde" and "Kulturindustrie" in French and German culture of the early twentieth century. Considering the origins of these concepts in surrealist and dadaist literature, art, and cinema, the course then expands to engage parallel formations across Europe, particularly in the former Soviet Union. Emphasis on the specific historical conditions that enabled these interventions. Guiding questions are these: What was original about the historical avant-garde? What connections between art and revolution did avant-garde writers and artists imagine? What strategies did they deploy to meet their modernist imperatives? To what extent did their projects maintain a critical stance towards the culture industry? Surveying key interventions in the fields of poetry, painting, sculpture, photography, film, and music, the readings also include signal moments in critical thought of the last century. Figures to be considered are: Adorno, Aragon, Bataille, Beckett, Brecht, Breton, BĚ_rger, Duchamp, Eisenstein, Ernst, JĚ_nger, Greenberg, Kandinsky, Malevich, Mayakovsky, and Tzara. Taught in English, but students are encouraged to consult original sources when possible.

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Scribner, Charity
Triumph of the Baroque, Architecture in Europe (1600-1750)
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This site presents two centuries of European architectural history and explores the ...

This site presents two centuries of European architectural history and explores the most famous architects of the baroque era. Learn how painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape, and urban planning during this era converged to produce buildings and structures with a heightened sense of drama and power.

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
National Gallery of Art
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
The Ultimate Desk
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This series of lessons will provide students with an understanding of the ...

This series of lessons will provide students with an understanding of the Baroque period and help them identify decorative arts and architecture from that period. After studying Baroque paintings, furniture, architecture, and craft guilds, students will create a mixed-media sculpture inspired by Bernard van Risenburgh's Double Desk. Throughout the unit, students will reflect on their experiences in journals.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Urban Analysis and Design
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In a series of lectures urban planners and other experts will explain ...

In a series of lectures urban planners and other experts will explain on urban tasks and (recently)
built urban plans for inner city interventions, for restructure and transformation locations of
former harbour and industrial sites and for new locations. The focus will be on urban design
methods, instruments and guidelines and on sustainable urbanism in general in order to gather
knowledge on how to create future proof plans.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ir. E. Brandes
Urban Design, Fall 2003
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For many years, Cambridge, MA, as host to two major research universities, ...

For many years, Cambridge, MA, as host to two major research universities, has been the scene of debates as to how best to meet the competing expectations of different stakeholders. Where there has been success, it has frequently been the result, at least in part, of inventive urban design proposals and the design and implementation of new institutional arrangements to accomplish those proposals. Where there has been failure it has often been explained by the inability - or unwillingness - of one stakeholder to accept and accommodate the expectations of another. The two most recent fall Urban Design Studios have examined these issues at a larger scale. In 2001 we looked at the possible patterns for growth and change in Cambridge, UK, as triggered by the plans of Cambridge University. And in 2002 we looked at these same issues along the length of the MIT 'frontier' in Cambridge, MA as they related to the development of MIT and the biotech research industry. In the fall 2003 Urban Design Studio we propose to focus in on an area adjacent to Cambridgeport and the western end of the MIT campus, roughly centered on Fort Washington. Our goal is to discover the ways in which good urban form, an apt mix of activities, and effective institutional mechanisms might all be brought together in ways that respect shared expectations and reconcile competing expectations - perhaps in unexpected and adroit ways.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Finance
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Burns, Carol
De Monchaux, John