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ICONS OF NYC ARCHITECTURE
A Focused Look at New York City Architecture
from The 18th to the 21st Century

(Five 90-minute Classroom Sessions plus One 90-minute Walking Tour)  
Course Location: 92 Street Y Tribeca on Hudson Street off Canal

REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS AT www.92y.org/Tribeca 

Course Description:

Take a focused look at many of New York City’s most beloved icons of architecture.  This course examine examples from  the 18th century to the 21st century.  Each class session will select four or five works to discuss, examining architectural style, form, materials, technologies and the building’s place within the historical and social context of the urban fabric of New York City.

Course Outline:
 
Session 1:  New York City’s 18th & 19th Century Architectural Heritage:  St. Paul’s Chapel, City Hall, Federal Hall, Trinity Church and/or others. 

Session 2: Early 20-Century Icons of NYC Architecture:  The Woolworth Building, the Flatiron Building, the New York Public Library, Grand Central Station and/or others. 

Session 3: New York City's Art Deco Dazzlers:  The Chrysler Building, the Chanin Building, the GE Building, the Empire State Building and/or others.  

Session 4: Modern Icons of NYC Architecture: the Lever House, the Guggenheim, the Seagram Building and/or others.  

Session 5:21st-Century Architecture of New York City:  Thomas Mayne’s Cooper Union; Frank Gehry’s IAC Building and Spruce Street Building; Jean Nouvel’s 11th Avenue Residential Tower and /or others.  

Session 6:Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan: Examples of buildings from each of the periods covered in the course will be examined.  Many buildings not discussed in the classroom sessions will be included.

Know Your Architectural Styles I
Don't ever confuse Doric, Ionic and Corinthian again! 

Course Location: NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Course Description: This course puts the "fun" in the fundamentals of architecture.  It is geared to helping you "de-confuse" your visual understanding of historical architecture by examining distinguishing features and characteristics of each style, placing each style within a timeline, and studying key buildings and architects associated with each style.   This course reviews six major historic architectural styles and their revivals in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Learn the stylistic, structural and formal characteristics of Greek, Roman, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Then discover how these styles were adapted to modern times centuries later in Neoclassical (Greek and Roman Revival), Romanesque Revival, Neo-Gothic, Italianate and Beaux Arts architecture.  Examples presented will be from New York City as well as other cities around the world. 

Course Outline:
Session 1:  Introduction: Timeline, Vocabulary, Elements, Historicism
Session 2:  Greek and Greek Revival Architecture 
Session 3: Roman and Roman Revival Architecture  
Session 4:  Romanesque and Romanesque Revival Architecture 
Session 5:  Renaissance and Italianate/Renaissance Revival Architecturr
Session 6: Baroque and Neo-Baroque/Beaux Art Architecture
Session 7:  Walking tour
Session 8:  Summary and Review 




Art Nouveau Windo
Spring/Summer 2012 Architectural Appreciation Courses
Know Your Architectural Styles
Don't ever confuse Doric, Ionic and Corinthian again! 
 
6 Thursdays, June 7 - July 12, 2012, 10:30 am-12:00 pm 

Course Location: 92 Street Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street,  New York, NY

Course Description: This course puts the "fun" in the fundamentals of architecture.  It is geared to helping you "de-confuse" your visual understanding of historical architecture by examining distinguishing features and characteristics of each style, placing each style within a timeline, and studying key buildings and architects associated with each style.   This course reviews six major historic architectural styles and their revivals in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Learn the stylistic, structural and formal characteristics of Greek, Roman, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Then discover how these styles were adapted to modern times centuries later in Neoclassical (Greek and Roman Revival), Romanesque Revival, Neo-Gothic, Italianate and Beaux Arts architecture.  Examples presented will be from New York City as well as other cities around the world. 

Course Outline:
Session 1: Thursday, June 7, 10:30 am-12:00 pm - Greek and Greek Revival Architecture  
Session 2: Thursday, June 14, 10:30 am-12:00 pm - Roman and Neoclassical Architecture  
Session 3: Thursday, June 21, 10:30 am-12:00 pm - Romanesque and Romanesque Revival Architecture  
Session 4: Thursday, June 28, 10:30 am-12:00 pm - Gothic and Gothic Revival Architecture  
Session 5: Thursday, July 5, 10:30 am-12:00 pm - Renaissance and Italianate/Renaissance Revival Architecture  
Session 6: Thursday, July 12, 10:30 am-12:00 pm - Baroque and Neo-Baroque/Beaux Art Architecture  
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Masters and Masterpieces of 20th- and 21st-CenturyArchitecture
6 Tuesdays, June 6-July 18, 2012, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Course LocationHunter College School of Continuing Education

Course Description:

Enjoy learning about the architects who shaped the modern world and their masterpieces.  This course examines key architectural movements, architects and significant buildings of the 20th and 21st centuries within the context of the social and artistic movements from which they grew.

Course Outline:

Session 1
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June 6, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm - Masterpieces of Art Nouveau            
Session 2: June 13, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm - Masterpieces of Art Deco 
Session 3:
June 20, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm - Masters of Early 20th-Century Architecture  
Session 4: June 27, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm - America’s Early Modernists  
Session 5: July 11, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm - Masters of Post-WW II Architecture            
Session 6: July 18, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm - 21st-Century “Star-chitects”    
Guggenheim Bilbao
Frank Gehry, architect