Spring Symposium: Constructing Architectural History: Canons, Texts, and Surveys
A Two-Day Event Marking the Twentieth Anniversary of Spiro Kostof’s A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals.
Friday, March 4 -- Saturday, March 5, 2004
College of Environmental Design, University of California at Berkeley
Spiro Kostof’s A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals will soon mark its twentieth anniversary. Since its publication in 1985 the book has been both embraced as a significant text and decried as too idiosyncratic for course adoption. In considering a new edition of the text, Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design is organizing a symposium March 4–5, 2005. The event, organized by Professors Marc Treib and Greg Castillo of the University of Miami, will examine the respective definitions and roles of the canon, the text, and the survey course in the study of architectural history—while reflecting, as well, on the Kostof legacy.
Speakers include Nezar Alsayyad, Jean-Louis Cohen, Dianne Harris, Richard Ingersoll, Sandy Isenstadt, Mary McLeod, Stephan Tobriner, and Gwendolyn Wright, in addition to the conference organizers.
Symposium attendance is free, but on-line registration is encouraged to reserve seating. Registration is at the following web address.
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