Experiencing Architecture: Words, Designs and Buildings (FS 21)

Vorlesung (063-0316-21)
Veranstalter: Professur Delbeke
Dozierende: S. De Jong
Zeit: Donnerstag 12:00-13:00
Ort: HCI J4

Architectural experience became a key concept in architectural theory and design in the second half of the eighteenth century. The course examines this concept in texts, designs and buildings in Paris and London. We will explore the emergence of architectural experience in observations of buildings, in theories, in teachings at the academies, and in designs of buildings.

Course schedule and readings:

lecture 1 (25.02.2021): Walking and Sensing the City
Louis-Sébastien Mercier, Tableau de Paris (1782-88):
excerpt 1 , excerpt 2 , excerpt 3 

lecture 2 (04.03.2021): Traversing Architectural Space
Marc-Antoine Laugier, Essai sur l’architecture  (1753)
Marc-Antoine Laugier, An essay on the study and practice of architecture  (1756) (English translation)
Julien-David Le Roy, Histoire de la disposition  (1764)

lecture 3 (11.03.2021): From Landscape Theories to Design
Thomas Whately, Observations on Modern Gardening  (1770)
Jean-Marie Morel, Théorie des Jardins  (1776)

lecture 4 (18.03.2021): Designing Movement
Julien-David Le Roy, Les ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce  (1770)
Julien-David Le Roy, The Ruins of the most Beautiful Monuments of Greece  (English translation)

lecture 5 (01.04.2021): Speaking Buildings
Nicolas Le Camus de Mezières, Le génie de l'architecture  (1780)
Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières, The Genius of Architecture  (1780) (English translation)

lecture 6 (15.04.2021): Embellishing the City
Etiènne La Font de Saint Yenne, L'ombre du grand Colbert  (1752)
Etiènne La Font de Saint Yenne, Le génie du Louvre  (1756)

lecture 7 (22.04.2021): guest Lecture: Anne Hultzsch - "Separate Spheres? Women's Experiences of the Built around 1800"
Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men  (1790).
Burney, Evelina, or, The History of a Young Lady's entrance into the World  (1861).

lecture 8 (29.04.2021): Improving the City
John Gwynn, London and Westminster Improved  (1766)

lecture 9 (06.05.2021): Building and City as Theatre
Marie-Joseph Peyre, Oeuvres d'Architecture  (1795)

lecture 10 (20.05.2021) Towards a Sublime Architecture
William Chambers, A treatise on the decorative part of civil architecture  (1791)