Chicago Tableaux: Case Study of Architecture in Context
Cities make visible the flow and interaction of humans, spatial organization, material, and technology. This dynamic context becomes the source for the creation of new approaches used in a city's own continued resolution. Chicago Tableaux uses the city of Chicago as a case study to examine how it's buildings evidence significant historical influences in architecture, both current and from antiquity, creating linkages from the present-day city to the various tropes and canons that have shaped both thought and form in city and building making over time. Course activity includes reading, discussion, city excursions, descriptive analysis and writing projects.