Alexander Dux, See America First,
travel poster produced for the United States Travel Bureau
The constant flux of people and money
associated with recreational travel poses significant problems
for historians of architecture and urban planning; however, the
widespread effects of tourism are important when examining the
history of architecture in relation to questions of leisure, identity,
environment, and architectural practice.
This course is an introduction to the influence of tourism on
architecture in the United States from the 1850s to the present.
We will explore the social, political, and aesthetic consequences
of tourism on national parks, seaside resorts, theme parks, urban
planning and redevelopment schemes, and architectural design trends.
INSTRUCTOR: Mahlon W.L. Chute