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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:

Akari Kidd





Incompatible with: SRA319
Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour classes per trimester (weeks 1, 5 and 10); 1 x 2 hour seminar per week;

a full day field trip


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%

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