HAVC 43: History of Modern Architecture

University of California, Santa Cruz


Alfred Arndt, Meisterdoppelhäuser in Dessau, 1926

Course Description

An introduction to the history of Modern architecture, from its intellectual and artistic origins in the nineteenth century through the postwar period.

This course focuses on buildings and writings associated with the Modern movement, as well as exploring the social, political, and aesthetic consequences of the theoretical and ideological positions proposed by urban planners, architects, and designers.

While dealing primarily with architectural developments in Europe and the United States, the class will also examine the spread of Modernism to Asia and South and Central America.

[related course: HAVC 138]

INSTRUCTOR: Mahlon W.L. Chute

Course Poster (.pdf file)