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Course #301-523B. Professor Ricardo L. Castro,
Eduardo Aquino, guest artist and critic.

General Course Description:

Critical study of significant architectural thought since 1750 as it has been expressed in texts (treatises, manifestos, criticism) and buildings. A specific theme will be addressed each year to allow in-depth interpretations of the material presented and discussed.


Projects: 60% Final Project: 40%

The final project will be proposed, developed and installed by each one of the members of the class in consultation with the instructors. It will focus on an aspect or issue identified by the student through his/her confrontation with the ideas and works presented in class which make part of this term's theme.

MOMA, N.Y. IBM Logic Chip, 1986.


Architecture in the Expanded Field:

Linking and the Dialectics of the Boundary


Students' Essays/Projects

Significant Resources

  • American Studies Web
  • Critical Inquiry
  • CTheory
  • Feed
  • Paris Review
  • Postmodern Culture
  • Sycamore Review

  • Links to: Literary and Critical Theory (Brown University)

    John Dobbins, The Pompeii Forum Project from Research Reports from the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH)

    IQ Infinity: the Unknown James Joyce

    The Body Missing Project
    Guy Debord and the Situationists
    Internationale Situationniste: The Archive

    Other ENCLAVES

  • The McGill School of Architecture
  • Architronic
  • Hotwired
  • Seeker1's CyberAnthropology
  • Serlio's Enclave
  • Rogelio Salmona: A Latin American Architect
  • Seminar on Architectural Criticism

  • E-mail: inco@musica.mcgill.ca
    Last reviewed: 30 January 1997