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Contemporary Architecture, 1990 to Present

Architecture today is increasingly seen as a crucial element in the cultural identity of cities, as new and old global centers make their mark with iconic buildings from some of the world’s great architects. Explore the most important developments in architecture since the 1990s—ideas, ideologies, projects, buildings, and cities. Examine some of the most influential contemporary architects, trace the evolution of their work and their responses to current challenges in architecture and our society, and learn to better understand our built environment. Architects presented will include Renzo Piano, Rafael Moneo, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Bjarke Ingels, and Santiago Calatrava. The course also will include optional onsite walking tours to increase your interaction with New York City architecture.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of architectural styles
  • Knowledge of the development of architecture

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Prospective and practicing art professionals

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