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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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URBS 370 - Seminar in Architectural History

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as ART 370 ) Topic for 2017/18a: Post-War American Architecture. The course focuses on the career of the architect Gordon Bunshaft (1909–1990) and the architectural firm of Skidmore Owings & Merrill. We examine Bunshaft’s career in light of the development of the glass skyscraper (Lever House), the invention of the glass bank (Manufacturers Trust), and the creation of the corporate campus (Connecticut General) in post-World War II America. Nicholas Adams.

Prerequisite(s): 200-level course in architectural history.

One 3-hour period.



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