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Self-Guided Architecture Tours


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Entrance to the Carson Pirie Scott Building in Chicago, an example of Art Nouveau architecture.
Photo by flickr user Out Of Chicago.

Architecture 101 is a lecture series that provides a broader understanding of architectural “styles.” These programs explore significant periods in architectural history, serving as a refresher course for the professional or student or providing the novice with a chance to learn more about the world of architecture. The lectures explore the  physical characteristics of each movement and how each reflects the culture, politics, and technical innovations of its time.

This summer, the series explores the influence of nature in Bio-architecture, appreciates the aesthetic of Art Nouveau, and considers the role of culture in traditional Japanese architecture.

 

Self-guided walking tours are available for some styles covered in the series. The tours offer examples of buildings that feature the architectural elements discussed in the lecture and allow students, professionals, and the general public to hit the pavement and discover architectural history, whether they have attended the program or not. 

Past Programs




      Architecture 101: Expressionism
July 27, 2013
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      Architecture 101: Miesian
July 20, 2013
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      Mid-Century Modern
July 28, 2012
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      Arts and Crafts
July 21, 2012
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      Victorian
July 14, 2012
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      The Glass Box
July 23, 2011
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      The Gothic Revival
July 11, 2011
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      Postmodernism
August 7, 2010
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      Brutalism
July 31, 2010
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