TEXTBOOK REQUIRED American Architecture, A History Week 3 Guide
READ FROM THE TEXTBOOK: The Architecture of the American City and Suburb, 1885 to1915: The Search for Order (with the exception of “Housing Reform” pages 324 to 330) Nostalgia and the Avant-Garde, 1915 to 1940: Architecture for a New Century (with the exception of “The Suburb and the Automobile” pages 342 to 346 “The Architecture of Reassurance: Historicism in the Jazz Age” pages 346 to 357, and “The Great Depression” pages 402 to 405. Part I Structural & Stylistic Identification Identify two significant buildings, of different styles, from the periods in American architectural history discussed this week and provide the following identifying information: Name of structure Date of construction Geographical location Primary architectural style used in structure Architectural elements present in structure You will also need to include at least three original sketches of specific architectural elements as visually related to their location on each particular structure. Part II; Cultural Analysis Identify and discuss each structures architect and patron and discuss how their relationship, and other factors such as cultural, political, economic, religious, and social influences, shaped the design of the structures. This section should consist of no less than 400 words in total. Part III; Topical Issue Discuss how the function and use of the structures relate to their design. (This section should consist of no less than 400 words). Project Summary Your work should consist of at least one slide for each structure (Part I), at least one slide for each cultural analysis section (Part II), and at least one slide for the discussion of each topical issue (Part III). Be sure to include many images (especially of each buildings interior and exterior) in your work as well as proper citations in a references slide at the end of each weeks work.