Between Cosmos and Chaos: Gottfried Semper’s Theory of Architecture

Lecture History and Theory of Architecture IX (063-0803-02)
Organizer: Chair of Prof. Ursprung
Lecturers: PD Dr. Michael Gnehm
Time: Fridays 11:45–12:30
Location: HIL E 8
 




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24 September 2021 
. 1 October 2021 
. 8 October 2021 
15 October 2021 
22 October 2021 
. 5 November 2021 
12 November 2021 
19 November 2021 
26 November 2021 
. 3 December 2021 
▬ 10 December 2021. Exam
Optional Readings
▭ CONTAINING CONCISE INTRODUCTIONS
Haag Bletter, Rosemarie  «Gottfried Semper», 1974.
Kruft, Hanno-Walter  «The Leading German Architectural Theorist of the Mid-Nineteenth Century», 1994.
Mallgrave, Harry Francis  «Tectonics and Style in Germany», 2006.
▭ ON SPECIAL TOPICS
Cache, Bernard  «Gottfried Semper: Stereotomy, Biology, and Geometry», 2002.
Davis II, Charles L.  «Beyond the Primitive Hut», 2019.
Forty, Adrian  «Language Metaphors to Describe the Historical Origins of Architecture», 2000.
Forty, Adrian  «Forget Material», 2020.
Gaus, Joachim  «Die Urhütte», 1971.
Gnehm, Michael  «Bekleidungstheorie / Stoffwechseltheorie», 2015.
Rykwert, Joseph  On Adam’s House in Paradise : «Thinking and Doing / Necessity and Convention», 1972.
▭ OF GENERAL INTEREST
D’Alleva, Anne  «Thinking about Theory», 2005.
Grosz, Elizabeth  «What is ‹Origin›?», 2004.
Grosz, Elizabeth  «Chaos. Cosmos, Territory, Architecture», 2008.


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