Architectural Texts in Context: Reading, Researching, and Writing Architecture

Total Hours
Semester A
Course Day
Time 15:00 - 16:30

Writing is a key element in the construction of an architectural culture. Writing is used by architects, architectural historians, and critics in developing the theoretical platform for the architectural project - whether through theoretical and historical framing of architectural ideas, or in creating a critical polemic vis-?-vis visual and material work. The course will expose the students to various types of canonical texts in modern architecture - manifestos, architecture criticism, contemplative texts and more. We will analyze the texts in order to expose the various rhetorical tools through which architectural discourse had developed in the 20th century. Students will learn to: analyze the relationship (historical, cultural) between projects, architectural proposals and theoretical and critical texts; Analyze how texts are constructed (key arguments, writer's position, etc.); And to judge and evaluate how the rhetorical mechanisms in texts assist in constructing arguments.