Changing times, changing styles. Architecture as a medium of art history

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The theme of the seminar is the relationship of architecture to history. It is based on the observation that some buildings of contemporary architecture explicitly refer to history. In this context, the communicative potential of ornament plays an important role. This is particularly evident, for example, in the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication in Paris (Francis Soler, 2004), where references are made to Art Nouveau and Mannerism. The library of the University for Sustainable Development in Eberswalde (Herzog & de Meuron, 1997) fans out the historical references even further, while the Haus Weinstraße in Munich (Hild u K, 2020) limits itself to a dialogue with the stylistic epoch of historicism. But how does architecture assure itself of its contemporaneity, its presence? In order to pursue this question of changing times and changing styles, to which architecture must relate if it wants to understand itself as present, we will examine the buildings already mentioned more closely in the seminar. In addition, attention will be paid to architectures by Jean Nouvel and Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. The aim is to deepen our understanding of the fact that ornament is not merely an external decoration, but a media-relevant form of architecture that serves to establish connectivity. This includes the reflection of history.


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Changing times, changing styles. Architecture as a medium of art history

M. A. // Digital Media Communication // Compulsory course


Wednesdays, 15:00-16:30

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