Architecture 352

This course presents a survey of architecture from 1750 to the present. Emphasis is placed on the development of the architecture of this period including significant buildings and projects, important theories and critical writings.

This is not an introductory level course. Familiarity with architectural terminology will be expected. Students seeking an introductory level class should consider taking the Architecture 150-151 series.

This 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.

Class members are responsible for material in Ingersoll and Kostof, World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History (2013), approximately pages 585-956, with a focus on the specific pages in the daily assignments.

Class members are also responsible for material in William J.R. Curtis, Modern Architecture Since 1900 Third Edition (New York, 1996), selected pages as indicated in the daily assignments.

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

Class members should note that slide lists in the course packet (available at the University bookstore) are tentative and may be updated and reissued in class. Those updates will include changes to the material listed in this course summary.

This site provides registered students with pertinent information for Architecture 352: History of Modern Architecture. Please note that some of the information on this site is subject to change. Check the site frequently to stay up-to-date. Below is a brief explanation of the site and its contents.

Tips for navigating this website:


Under 'schedule' class members will find a listing of the course by day as well as required and recommended readings for each lecture or series of lectures. To find slides from each lecture click on 'go to IMAGES' in the navigation bar above. This links to the Visual Resources Collection of the College of Built Environments.  


To obtain a duplicate of the syllabus distributed on the first day of class click the link in the navigation menu above. The syllabus contains a general description of the course including an overview of its content and format, brief descriptions of the types and number of assignments and tests in the course as well as their weighting in the final grade. It lists required and recommended texts and some expectations that students enrolled will have to fulfill in order to do well in the course.


Complete descriptions of all course assignments are found here. Links to specific assignments (aside from readings, which are listed on the course schedule) will be activated on the day they are handed out in class.

Study aids

Review sheets and other aids for exams are found here.


This link provides information about the staff for this course, including office hours and e-mail addresses. Feel free to get in touch with the instructor or the GSAs in the manner that is most convenient.


Late-breaking information relevant to the course will be posted here.


Click here for links to other sites on the web that may be helpful to you in the course. This will be updated periodically; please let us know of sites that other students might find useful.