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Undergraduate Course: Le Corbusier and 20th-Century Architectural Culture (ARHI10014)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course will provide the basis for a critical engagement with the work of Le Corbusier, one of the leading figures in twentieth-century architectural culture. It will follow his career, examining his writings, art and architecture through a series of significant themes. These will include the modern city, the primitive, space, perception, metaphor and the fragment, the role of tradition, and the status of thematic content in modern architecture. Le Corbusier's work and thought will be compared and contrasted with that of other prominent contemporary figures.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Architectural History 1 (ARHI08005) OR Architectural History 1A: From Antiquity to Enlightenment (ARHI08001) AND Architectural History 1B: Revivalism to Modernism (ARHI08004) OR Architectural History: Introduction to World Architecture (ARCH08003) AND Architectural History: Revivalism to Modernism (ARCH08005) OR Architectural History 1A: Introduction to World Architecture (ARHI08009) AND Architectural History 1B: Revivalism to Modernism (ARHI08004)) AND ( Architectural History 2a: Order & the City (ARHI08006) OR Architectural History 2b: Culture & the City (ARHI08007))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Without these pre-requisites, students may be admitted at the discretion of the Course Organiser.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 History of Art/Architectural History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
High Demand Course? Yes
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. The students will gain an understanding of the work of Le Corbusier, situated in the context of twentieth-century architectural culture.
  2. Through the study of primary texts, works of art and of architecture, they will develop their powers of interpretation.
  3. Through the study of primary texts, works of art and of architecture, they will develop their powers of interpretation.
  4. The honours course requires that students read and research in a more self-directed way than in previous years.
  5. They are called upon to organise more diffuse and challenging material, constructing more sophisticated architectural-historical argument, informed by analysis of primary sources and corrected by critical awareness with regard to secondary texts.
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Course organiserDr Dagmar Weston
Tel: (0131 6)50 2327
Course secretaryMs Ellie Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)50 2309
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