Arhichitecture History Paper
Bernard Rudofsky, Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown, and Archigram each, in divergent ways, challenge the definitions of architecture as it is typically conceived of in Western history survey courses – the “western canon,” the assumed idea of architecture as a static, grounded entity, as a knowable and certain group of buildings. These and other such notions are questioned and attacked as suspect by taking up the role of the outsider, the technologist, the anthropologist, or simply the layman or user of architecture. Using the readings that we have covered thus far, explore the differences and similarities between these three positions and explain how the definition of the discipline of architecture was radically rethought and reconsidered in the 1960s.
Length – 3-4 pages, double spaced, size 12 font