Postgraduate Course: Conservation of Modern Architecture (AREA11015)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
History of modern architecture, technology of the Modern Movement; problems in conserving the recent past; principles of modernist design.
The histories of the British and Scottish planning systems and the theory that leads to current legislation. The Scottish Planning System is contextualised internationally by looking at examples from other European countries and the USA.
The key aims of the course are, firstly, to review arguments concerning the conservation of the architecture of the recent past; and, secondly, to consider the heritage challenges posed by the architecture and technology of Modern Movement buildings. This is a lecture-based module with supporting seminars and visits, including day visits to sites in central Scotland, with a particular focus on specific topics such as the work of Sir Basil Spence; the main programme overseas field trip in Semester 2 will also emphasise modern architectural subjects.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Display an awareness of the history, language and technology of modernist and late 20th-century architecture, and an ability to apply that knowledge in reports and evaluations.
- Display an ability to research independantly a modernist/late 20th century building, locating and analysing a range of secondary and where appropriate primary source material.
- Display organisational, verbal and presentational skills appropriate to project preparation on the conservation of modern architecture.
|Miles Glendinning, Rebuilding Scotland, Tuckwell Press, East Linton, 1997|
Kenneth Frampton, Modern Architecture, a Critical History, Thames & Hudson, London 2007
Alan Colquhoun, Modern Architecture, Oxford History of Art, 2002
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Familiarity with conservation issues of modern architecture
Familiarity with modern architecture history
Ability to prepare advocacy documents.
|Keywords||Modernism; internationalism: new technology; functionalism; DoCoMoMo; concrete,DOCOMOMO
|Course organiser||Dr Miles Glendinning
Tel: (0131 6)51 5789
|Course secretary||Mrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802