Introduction to the History and Theory of Architecture, Spring 2012
From Vitruvius to Philip Johnson, the history of architecture features a fabulous cast of characters and diverse set of talents. This offering from MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative brings together materials from a delightful architecture course taught by Professor Mark Jarzombek. This version of the course is from spring 2012 and contains lecture notes, a syllabus, readings, lecture handouts, and quizzes. The lecture handouts cover topics such as "Cities, gods and empires," "Grains, animals and the village world," and "Gothic architecture." The site also includes a midterm exam, a final exam, and information about outside reading. While not all of the materials from the class are included here, the collection will inspire others to sit down and learn about this fascinating subject.