HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The critical debate on contemporary architecture will be deepened through the case study proposed.
Basic knowledge of the history of architecture of the XIX and XX centuries
Course contents summary
The analysis of the program of the Biennale dell'architettura 2010 directed by Sejima will be the basis for an investigation on the theme of cultural exchange between Japan and west during XIX and XX century.
Japanese architecture in histories of the architecture of the XX century (Benevolo, Tafuri e Dal Co, Curtis,Bussagli)
F. Mazzei, La città giapponese, in Modelli di città. Strutture e funzioni politiche, a cura di P. Rossi, Einaudi Torino 1987, pp. 201-221.
Manar Hammad, Leggere lo spazio, comprendere l'architettura, Roma : Meltemi, 2003 (Il I capitolo)
-West looks at Japan:
R. Barthes, L’impero dei segni, ed.orig.Genève 1970
C. Brandi, Buddha sorride ed. orig. 1973
F. Fuccello, Spazio e architettura in Giappone, Cadmo 1996
-Japan looks at west:
Hisayasu Nakagawa, Introduzione alla cultura giapponese : saggio di antropologia reciproca, Milano : B. Mondadori, 2006
an example of critical debate
-Frank Lloyd Wright and Japanese Architecture: A Study in Inspiration by Kevin Nute, in Journal of Design History, Vol. 7, No. 3 (1994), pp. 169-185 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1316114.
-Frank Lloyd Wright and World Architecture, by Dimitri Tselos
in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Mar., 1969), pp. 58-72. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/988527 .
- J.K. Mauro Pierconti, Carlo Scarpa e il Giappone, Milano : Electa, 
The course will consist on lectures and meetings seminars in which will be discussed the work carried out by the students.
Assessment methods and criteria
The verification will take place during the lessons on the occasion of the discussion of the advancement of research and in the final stage with oral examination.