Crisis & Complexity: 1950s Architecture

Subject ABPL90257 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2010.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None specified
Corequisites: None specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: None specified
Non Allowed Subjects: None specified
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Subject Overview:

This subject studies the formative aspects of post-World War II architectural design and architectural theory. The social, theoretical and aesthetic aspects of practice in the Bay Region of California, Los Angeles, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, Greece, Mexico and South America, Holland, Japan and Australia during the 1950s are examined. Concepts of monumentality and regionalism, the emerging critiques of modernism, brutalism, the writings of Team 10, issues of ornament and self-expression, conflicting attitudes toward the notion of history, reformist approaches to urbanism and mass housing, and the influence of architectural journals during the 1950s are investigated.

Objectives: None specified

Projects, seminar paper and exercises to the equivalent of not more than 5000 words.

Prescribed Texts: None specified
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed skills in research, critical analysis and writing, and some experience with group work.


An enrolment quota applies to this subject, with selection based on academic merit and priority.

Related Course(s): Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture
Master of Planning and Design (Architectural History & Conservation)CW
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Architectural History

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