Urban Modernism in Twentieth-Century Cities

This course examines “urban modernism” in a range of national contexts during the twentieth century. The goal is to understand the ambitions behind architectural and planning developments that subsequently became controversial. The cities examined include Brasília, Chandigarh, Los Angeles, Milton Keynes, and New York; the theorists considered include Ebenezer Howard, Corbusier, Jane Jacobs, Reyner Banham, David Harvey, and Mike Davis.

This course examines the history of urban modernism in a range of national contexts during the 20th century. The goal is to understand the ambitions behind developments that are now often controversial. The cities examined include Brasilia, Chandigarh, Los Angeles, Marseilles, Milton Keynes, and New York, and the theorists considered include Ebenezer Howard, Corbusier, Reyner Banham, Jane Jacobs, David Harvey, and Mike Davis.

Course Information

HIST-UA 828

Undergraduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

January 2018

1
Guy Ortolano
MTWR: 9:30 AM - 12:25 PM KJCC 607