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ARHI.3150: Modern Architecture

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white box like building on stilts by Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye, France
Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye, Poissy, France, 1927
photo by Valueyou  CC BY  SA

This course will examine global architecture from the 19th century to the present. It addresses the major movements, architects, publications, schools, and technological innovations that contributed to varied (and often conflicting) notions of "Modern architecture."

Growing nationalism and politics, travel and colonial occupation, the effects of war, and changing conceptions of nature and science, all transformed the built environment. This course will provide a better understanding not only of individual works but also of the ways architecture manifests important themes such as nationalism, regionalism, functionalism, rationalism, and the most current theme, happiness.

Purpose of this Guide

This site offers UML Library resources on modern architecture, as well as support content for research and writing in the topic. This includes material on:


❖ choosing a topic 
❖ how to find e-books and articles 
❖ library databases and how to navigate them
❖ library recommended e-books
❖ recommended journal titles
❖ help with the citations.

High Museum, Atlanta Georgia, Richard Meier Associates, Architects

high museum atlanta georgia white tiled exterior

High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, Richard Meier and Partners, Architect
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If you did not already know, what would you think this building was used for?