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HPR5120 - American Architectural History

Credits: 3

This course traces the evolution of architecture in the British colonies and the United States from settlement to the late twentieth century. The course identifies the major styles and their broad and detailed attributes; changes in technology that had an influence on American buildings and their function; influential theorists and designers. The course will identify major monuments in American architecture but will concentrate on examples that might be encountered in fieldwork and will address vernacular building types.