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  1. Required reading/viewing = set texts for all to read/view for seminar.

    Recommended reading/viewing = suggested bibliographies/films for presentation/essay topics.

  2. 1. Introduction: Architecture as Mass Media 3 items
    1. 1.1 Required reading 2 items
      1. Archive - Beatriz Colomina 1996

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Words and buildings: a vocabulary of modern architecture - Adrian Forty 2000

        Book Essential Digitised reading Please read: Introduction and chapter 1 “The Language of Modernism.”

    2. 1.2 Recommended reading 1 item
      1. Pevsner vs Colomina: Word and Image on the Page - Anne Hultzsch 2014

        Chapter Recommended

  3. 2. Architects’ Manifestos I: Announcing Modern Architecture 13 items
    1. 2.1 Required reading 4 items
      1. Program of the Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar - Walter Gropius 1919

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Werkbund Theses and Antitheses - Hermann Muthesius, Henry van de Velde 1914

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. Manifesto of Futurist Architecture - Antonio Sant’Elia 1914

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      4. Glass Architecture - Paul Scheerbart 1914

        Chapter Essential

    2. 2.2 Recommended reading 9 items
      1. Introduction in 'Futurist Manifestos' - Umbro Apollonio

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Futurist typography and the liberated text - Alan Bartram 2005

        Book Recommended

      3. Modern architecture - Alan Colquhoun 2002

        Book Recommended Especially chapters: “Expressionism and Futurism,” pp. 99–107; and “Weimar Germany: The Dialectic of the Modern 1920–1933,” pp. 159–81.

      4. Programmes and manifestoes on 20th-century architecture - Ulrich Conrads 1970

        Book Recommended

      5. Metropolisarchitecture and selected essays - Ludwig Hilberseimer, Richard Anderson, Ludwig Hilberseimer 2012

        Book Recommended

      6. The city crown - Bruno Taut 2015

        Book Recommended

      7. Futurism - Caroline Tisdall, Angelo Bozzolla 1977

        Book Recommended Especially chapter 6 “The Futurist City,” and chapter 9 “Lacerba.”

  4. 3. The Architecture Book 12 items
    1. 3.1 Required reading 2 items
      1. Three Reminders to Architects - Le Corbuiser

        Chapter  Digitised rerading

      2. Publicity - Beatriz Colomina 1994

        Chapter Essential

    2. 3.2 Recommended reading 10 items
      1. The modern functional building - Adolf Behne 1996

        Book Recommended

      2. The villas of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret 1920-1930 - Tim Benton c2007

        Book Recommended

      3. Introduction to 'Toward An Architecture' - Jean-Louis Cohen 2008

        Chapter Recommended

      4. L'Esprit nouveau: Purism in Paris, 1918-1925 - Carol S. Eliel, Tag Gronberg, Françoise Ducros, Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2001

        Book Recommended

      5. Le Corbusier - Kenneth Frampton 2001

        Book Recommended

      6. The City of Tomorrow and its Planning - Le Corbusier c1998

        Chapter Recommended

      7. Precisions on the present state of architecture and city planning - Tim Benton, Le Corbusier 2015

        Book Recommended

      8. L'Esprit nouveau 1968-1969

        Book Recommended

      9. Le Corbusier, architect of books - Catherine de Smet, Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Museo d'arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg c2005

        Book Recommended

  5. 4. Modernist Histories of Architecture 16 items
    1. 4.1 Required reading 2 items
      1. Iron - Sigfried Giedion 1995

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. 4.2 Recommended reading 14 items
      1. Sigfried Giedion: an intellectual biography - Sokratis Georgiadis c1993

        Book Recommended

      2. Appendix in 'Building in France, Building in Iron, Building in Ferroconcrete' - Sokratis Georgiadis 1995

        Chapter Recommended

      3. The historiography of modern architecture - Panayotis Tournikiotis c1999

        Book Recommended

      4. Histories of the immediate present: inventing architectural modernism - Anthony Vidler c2008

        Book Recommended

      5. Classic histories of the Modern movement 7 items
        1. Modern architecture: romanticism and reintegration - Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Vincent Scully 1993

          Book 

        2. Modern architecture - Manfredo Tafuri, Robert Erich Wolf, Francesco Dal Co 1980

          Book 

  6. 5. Exhibiting Architecture I: Ideas, Drawings, Models 14 items
    1. 5.1 Required reading 2 items
      1. Language and Drawing - Adrian Forty 2000

        Chapter Essential

    2. 5.2 Recommended reading 11 items
      1. Future city: experiment and utopia in architecture - Barbican Art Gallery c2006

        Book Recommended

      2. Fernand Léger: painting in space - Fernand Léger 2016

        Book Recommended

      3. Designing the V&A: the museum as a work of art (1857-1909) - Julius Bryant 2017

        Book Recommended

      4. Museum - Beatriz Colomina 1996

        Chapter Recommended

      5. Transforming Ideas into Pictures - Davide Deriu 2012

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Le Corbusier: an atlas of modern landscapes - Le Corbusier, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) 2013

        Book Recommended

      7. Lost futures: the disappearing architecture of post-war Britain - Owen Hopkins 2017

        Book Recommended

      8. The international style: exhibition 15 and the Museum of Modern Art - Terence Riley, Stephen Perrella, Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery 1992

        Book Recommended

      9. Building the revolution: Soviet art and architecture 1915-1935 - Mary Anne Stevens, Maria Tsantsanoglou, CaixaForum (Barcelona, Spain), CaixaForum (Madrid, Spain) c2011

        Book Recommended

      10. Le Corbusier: the art of architecture - Le Corbusier, Nederlands Architectuurinstituut, Vitra Design Museum, Royal Institute of British Architects 2007

        Book Recommended

    3. 5.3 Recommended viewing 1 item
      1. The belly of an architect - Peter Greenaway (1987) c2006

        Audio-visual document Recommended

  7. 6. Exhibiting Architecture II: Prototypes and Full-Scale 9 items
    1. 6.1 Required reading 2 items
      1. Result: Best Completion - Thomas Pavel 2006

        Chapter Essential

    2. 6.2 Recommended reading 7 items
      1. The Japanese house: architecture and life after 1945 2016

        Book Recommended

      2. Finnish Pavilion / Le Pavillon des temps nouveaux - Kenneth Frampton 2015

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Sensing spaces: architecture re-imagined - Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) 2014

        Book Recommended

      4. Cars and Jars: L’Esprit Nouveau and a Geometry of the City - Tag Gronberg 1998

        Chapter Recommended

      5. Traveling Portals - Mari Lending 2014

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Weissenhof 1927 and the modern movement in architecture - Richard Pommer, Christian F. Otto 1991

        Book Recommended

      7. Psycho buildings: artists take on architecture - Ralph Rugoff, Brian Dillon, Jane Rendell, Hayward Gallery c2008

        Book Recommended

  8. 7. Professional Press 5 items
    1. 7.1 Required reading 1 item
    2. 7.2 Recommended reading 4 items
      1. The Mission of Modernism: James Richards and 'The Architectural Review' - Andrew Higgott 2007

        Chapter Recommended

  9. 8. Photography I: Photographing Modernism 15 items
    1. 8.1 Required reading 2 items
      1. A Small History of Photography - Walter Benjamin 1931

        Chapter Essential

    2. 8.2 Recommended reading 13 items
      1. On the Origins of Architectural Photography - James S. Ackerman 2002

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Photography - Beatriz Colomina 1996

        Chapter Recommended

      3. City - Beatriz Colomina 1996

        Chapter Recommended See especially Section VII of this chapter.

      4. Framing modernism: architecture and photography in Italy 1926-1965 - Robert Elwall, Valeria Carullo, Estorick Collection, Italian Cultural Institute (New York, N.Y.) c2009

        Book Recommended

      5. Painting, photography, film - László Moholy-Nagy, Hans Maria Wingler, Otto Stelzer, Janet Seligman 1973, c1969

        Book Recommended

      6. Photography and architecture in the modern age 2014

        Book Recommended

      7. 'Beware the Printer!’: Photography and the Printed Page - Catherine de Smet 2012

        Chapter Recommended

      8. Photourbanism: Planning the City From Above and From Below - Anthony Vidler 2011

        Chapter Recommended

  10. 9. Architectural Guidebooks 8 items
    1. 9.1 Required reading 1 item
      1. Pevsner the Writer - Adrian Forty 2004

        Chapter Essential

    2. 9.2 Recommended reading 7 items
      1. Nairn’s London and Paris - Gillian Darley, David McKie 2013

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Modern buildings in London - Ian Nairn 1964

        Book Recommended

      3. Nairn's towns - Ian Nairn, Owen Hatherley 2013

        Book Recommended

      4. Nairn mania - Parnell, Steve May 2014

        Article Recommended

      5. Discovering London's buildings: with twelve walks - John Bold, Tanis Hinchcliffe 2009

        Book 

      6. A guide to the architecture of London - Edward Jones, Christopher Woodward 2009

        Book 

      7. London : illustrated geological walks: Bk.1 - Eric Robinson, Geologists' Association c1984

        Book 

  11. 10. Architecture on the Radio 5 items
    1. 10.1 Required reading 2 items
      1. The Anti-Pioneers - Nikolaus Pevsner 1966

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading From a radio talk.

    2. 10.2 Recommended reading 2 items
      1. The classical language of architecture - John Summerson 1980

        Book Recommended Scripts of talks originally broadcast on the BBC’s Network Three, May–July 1963.

    3. On buildings / structures used to broadcast radio 1 item
  12. 11. Film and the City 10 items
    1. 11.1 Required viewing 1 item
      1. Man with a movie camera - Dziga Vertov, Alloy Orchestra, In the Nursery (1929) 2007

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. 11.2 Required reading 2 items
      1. The Metropolis and Mental Life - Georg Simmel 1903

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. 11.3 Recommended reading 7 items
      1. The Origins of the City Film - Stephen Barber 2002

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Site-Seeing: The Cine City - Giuliana Bruno 2002

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Illusions in Motion: Media Archaeology of the Moving Panorama and Related Spectacles - Erkki Huhtamo 2013

        Book Recommended Not held at UCL. Available at SOAS and British Library.

      4. Pictures of Crowd Splendor: The Mitchell and Kenyon Factory Gate Films - Tom Gunning 2004

        Chapter Recommended

      5. Kino-eye: the writings of Dziga Vertov 1984

        Book Recommended Please read especially the manifesto for a new cinema: “Kinoks: A Revolution” (1923); “The Birth of Kino-Eye” (1924); “The Essence of Kino-Eye” (1925); “From Kino-Eye to Radio-Eye” (1929).

      6. The Explosion of Space: Architecture and the Filmic Imaginary - Anthony Vidler 2000

        Chapter Recommended

  13. 12. Modernist Architecture on Film 9 items
    1. 12.1 Required viewing 1 item
      1. Playtime - Jacques Tati, René Silvera, Gérard Pollicand, Jean Badal c2004

        Audio-visual document 

    2. 12.2 Required reading 2 items
      1. Playtime: Tativille and Paris - Iain Borden 2002

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Window - Beatriz Colomina 1996

        Chapter Essential

    3. 12.3 Recommended reading 6 items
      1. Non-places: An Introduction to Supermodernity - Marc Augé 2008

        Book Recommended

      2. Jacques Tati: his life and art - David Bellos 1999

        Book Recommended

      3. Cities in transition: the moving image and the modern metropolis 2008

        Book Recommended

  14. 13. Post-War Criticism (Professional Press II) 9 items
    1. 13.1 Required reading 1 item
      1. Outrage - Ian Nairn 1955

        Book Essential

    2. 13.2 Recommended reading 8 items
      1. Outrage - Gillian Darley, David McKie 2013

        Chapter Recommended

      2. A guide to the new ruins of Great Britain - Owen Hatherley 2010

        Book Recommended

      3. The death and life of great American cities - Jane Jacobs 2000 [1961]

        Book Recommended

      4. Counter-attack against Subtopia - Ian Nairn 1957

        Book Recommended

      5. Your England Revisited - Ian Nairn 1964

        Book Recommended

  15. 14. Manifestos II: Reactions to Modernism 13 items
    1. 14.1 Required reading 1 item
    2. 14.2 Recommended reading 12 items
      1. Clip, stamp, fold: the radical architecture of little magazines, 196X to 197X - Beatriz Colomina, Craig Buckley, Urtzi Grau c2010

        Book Recommended

      2. Archigram - Peter Cook, Archigram (Group) c1999

        Book Recommended

      3. The Opposite of Architecture: Archigram and Architectural Design in the 1960s - Andrew Higgot 2007

        Chapter Recommended

      4. Pamphlet architecture 1-10 c1998

        Book Recommended

      5. Pamphlet architecture 11-20 - Joseph Fenton, Ken Kaplan, Lebbeus Woods, Mike Cadwell c2011

        Book Recommended

      6. Theories and manifestoes of contemporary architecture - Charles Jencks, Karl Kropf 2006

        Book Recommended

      7. Delirious New York: a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan - Rem Koolhaas c1994 [1978]

        Book Recommended

      8. The image of the city - Kevin Lynch c1960

        Book Recommended

      9. The architecture of the city - Aldo Rossi, Peter Eisenman c1982

        Book Recommended

      10. Archigram: architecture without architecture - Simon Sadler 2005

        Book Recommended

      11. Learning from Las Vegas: the forgotten symbolism of architectural form - Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Steven Izenour c1977

        Book Recommended

      12. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 2016

        Journal Recommended See also review essays of 'Complexity and Contradiction'.

  16. 15. Photography II: Industrial Archaeology 11 items
    1. 15.1 Required reading 1 item
    2. 15.2 Recommended reading 10 items
      1. Cooling towers - Bernd Becher, Hilla Becher 2005

        Book Recommended

      2. Gas tanks - Bernd Becher, Hilla Becher c1993

        Book Recommended

      3. Industrial façades - Bernd Becher, Hilla Becher, Klaus Bussmann 1995

        Book Recommended

      4. Mineheads - Bernd Becher, Hilla Becher c1997

        Book Recommended

      5. Typologies - Bernd Becher, Hilla Becher, Armin Zweite c2004

        Book Recommended

      6. Water towers - Bernd Becher, Hilla Becher c1988

        Book Recommended Note especially the Introduction by Reyner Banham, “The Becher Vision,” pp.7–8.

      7. The photographic comportment of Bernd and Hilla Becher - Dagmar von Hoff 2006

        Chapter Recommended

      8. Bernd and Hilla Becher: life and work - Susanne Lange c2007

        Book Recommended

      9. Bunker archeology - Paul Virilio c1994

        Book Recommended

  17. 16. Architecture on Television 4 items
    No set reading.
    1. 16.1 Recommended reading 4 items
      1. Nairn on Screen - Gillian Darley, David McKie 2013

        Chapter Recommended

  18. 17. Filming Urban Change 6 items
    1. 17.1 Required viewing 1 item
      1. London - Patrick Keiller 1994

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. 17.2 Required reading 3 items
      1. London in the Early 1990s - Patrick Keiller 2003

        Article Essential

      2. Architectural Cinematography - Patrick Keiller 2013

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. The London nobody knows - Geoffrey S. Fletcher 1962

        Book Essential

    3. 17.3 Recommended reading 2 items
      1. A journey through ruins: the last days of London - Patrick Wright 2009

        Book Recommended

  19. 18. Newspapers, Mass-Market Publications 5 items
    No set reading.
    1. 18.1 Recommended reading 5 items
      1. A critic writes: essays by Reyner Banham - Reyner Banham, Mary Banham 1999

        Book Recommended Features articles originally published in Sunday Times Magazine, New Statesman, among more traditional architectural journals.

      2. Nairn on Sunday - Gillian Darley, David McKie 2013

        Chapter Recommended

      3. London souvenirs - Geoffrey S. Fletcher 1973

        Book Recommended Compilation of Daily Telegraph articles on London buildings and streets, after two longer essays.

      4. Naturally Biased: Architecture in the UK Press - Kester Rattenbury 2002

        Chapter Recommended

  20. 19. Comics, Cities, Architecture 11 items
    1. 19.1 Required reading 1 item
      1. The Architecture of Comics - Catherine Labio 2015

        Article Essential

    2. 19.2 Recommended reading 10 items
      1. Masters of American comics - John Carlin, Paul Karasik, Brian Walker, Stanley Crouch 2005

        Book Recommended

      2. Bricks & balloons: architecture in comic-strip form - Mélanie van der Hoorn, ABC Architectuurcentrum Haarlem 2012

        Book Recommended

      3. A cartoon history of architecture - Osbert Lancaster 1975

        Book Recommended Not held at UCL. Available at British Library and V&A Libraries.

      4. Review: Architecture in Comic-Strip Form - Even Smith Wergeland 2016

        Article Recommended

      5. Archi & BD : la ville dessinée - Auquier, Jean. 2010

        Book Recommended In French. Not held at UCL. Available at British Library and V&A Libraries.

      6. Building stories - Chris Ware 2012

        Book Recommended

      7. Jimmy Corrigan, or, the smartest kid on earth - Chris Ware 2001

        Book Recommended

  21. 20. Media, Histories and Futures 3 items
    No set reading.
    1. 20.1 Recommended reading 3 items
      1. Review: Three-Dimensional Scanning (pdf) - Christopher Beorkrem 2016

        Document 

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