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Fall 2017-2018
ARC 525 / ART 524   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Mapping the City: Cities and Cinema

M. Christine Boyer

This course examines the relationship between two forms of mapping the city: cinematic representations of urban space and architectural representations of urban form. The seminar will focus on city imagery and architectural entertainments by examining different methods of framing the city through travel, in the theater, through the invention of traditions, at the museum, from the cinema, or through its architectural composition and spatial configuration.

Sample reading list:
James Corner, The Agency of Mapping
Rem Koolhaas, Junkspace
Jacques Ranciere, Sentence, Image, History
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Required viewing of films every week in addition to required readings. Project on the general theme of mapping the city through cinema utilizing materials from films, urban texts, and readings

Design Project - 30%
Papers - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23427 S01 10:00:00 am - 12:50:00 pm M   Architecture Building   S118   Enrolled:7 Limit:15