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SRA215 - Utopian Ideals in the Modern World

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Chris Price





Incompatible with: SRA319
Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week (for 10 weeks); 1 x 2 hour seminar per week; a full day fieldtrip.


Unit SRA215 builds on skills and concepts learned in SRA143 Art and Society. Utopian ideals have in one way or another characterised our modern western world since the mid-eighteenth century, as changing views of history led to shifting theoretical and philosophical frameworks, and extraordinary technological changes spurred architects into action and reaction. European and American art and architecture are studied in the contexts of the diverse, rich, and multifaceted developments, which have informed style and content. Modern architecture and meaning are examined, and modern movement ideas evaluated via the critical reactions to modernism.


Literature review 40%, oral presentation 15%, essay 45%

Prescribed texts

Frampton, 2007, Modern Architecture, 4th Ed, Thames & Hudson, London, United Kingdom.

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