ARC 331

History of Architecture: from the Industrial Revolution through the Digital Age (last offered: spring, 2019)

Topics in the history of architecture spanning two periods of significant technological change (the Industrial Revolution and the Digital Age), investigating the variety of responses by architects to the potentials of industrialization and digitization, including aesthetics, construction, communication, and professionalization, in the midst of social, religious, economic and political change.


The asterisk (*) indicates lessons that are in draft form; the check () indicates lessons that are completed.

✓1: Old & New Worlds

✓2: Publication Revolution

✓3: National Identities

✓4: Social Reform

✓5: Style & Material

✓6: Arts & Crafts

✓7: Arts & Crafts in USA

✓8: Gilded Age

✓9: Art Nouveau

✓10. Skyscrapers

✓11: Great War

✓12: Modernisms

✓13: C20 Classicism

✓14: Mid-C Modernism

✓15: Later C20

✓16: Globalism & Trads



weekly workflow

Most college courses are designed with the intent that students spend, on average, 2-3 hours for each credit hour per week of the semester. For this 3-hour course, that means you should expect to spend 6-9 hours per week. Since we spend roughly 1.5 hours in face-to-face meetings, that leaves 4.5-7.5 hours that you should plan to schedule throughout the week, every week. Cognitive science recommends working at small bursts throughout the week rather than in one lengthy session. For this reason, ARC 331 has several activity markers through the week (see below); you are encouraged to likewise plan your week so that you are working consistently with the material. No matter the pace you choose, you are advised to work through the readings and online materials in the sequence indicated for each day on the calendar.

The workweek for the blended ARC331 begins on Fridays, with the following consistent markers:

Friday (1 PM)/Saturday 11:59 PM): very occasional assignment checks

Monday (1 PM): assignment checks

Wednesday (1 PM): assignment checks

Thursday (9:30-10:45): face-to-face class

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semester perspective

In addition to the smaller assignments associated with each weekly lesson, stay aware of your individual deadlines for the following:

Lesson outlines: details here

Semester project: details here