History of Art and Architecture: Special Topics - Marxist Architectural Histories (FS22)

Seminar History of Art and Architecture: Special Topics - Marxist Architectural Histories (FS22) (052-0830-22)
Organizer: Chair Delbeke
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Maarten Delbeke, Matthew Critchley
Time: Fridays 8-10am
Location: HIL D 60.1

Course Sessions and Materials

25.02 Seminar 1 | Frederick Antal: Art Historian and Revolutionary
Required Reading:
Frederick Antal, On Museums in the Soviet Union (1932) - GERMAN and ENGLISH (click to download) 
Frederick Antal, Extracts from Florentine Painting and its Social Background (1948) (click to download) 

04.03 Seminar 2 | Anthony Blunt: The Architectural History of a Communist Spy
Required Reading:
Anthony Blunt, Art Under Capitalism and Socialism (1937) (click to download) 
Anthony Blunt, The Setting of Bourgeois Life in Paris (1979) (click to download) 

11.03 Seminar 3 | Francis Klingender and the Marxist Critique of Formalism
Required Reading:
Francis Klingender, On Generalizations (1935) (click here to download) 
Francis Klingender, The London House (1935) (click here to download) 

18.03 Seminar 4 | Ernst Gombrich’s Neoliberal Attack on a Marxist History of Art
Required Reading:
Ernst Gombrich, Review of The Social History of Art by Arnold Hauser (1953) 
Ernst Gombrich, Architecture and Rhetoric in Giulio Romano's Palazzo del Te (1986) 

01.04 Seminar 5 | Critiquing Reyner Banham's critique
Required Reading:
Reyner Banham, Non-Plan An Experiment in Freedom (1969) 
Reyner Banham, Zoom Wave Hits Architecture (1966) 

29.04 Seminar 7 | Frampton's reading of Hannah Arendt
Required Reading:
Kenneth Frampton, The Status of Man and the Status of his Objects (1979) 

13.05 Seminar 9 | Griselda Pollock, Helen Rosenau and the Feminist Challenge to Marxism
Required Reading:
Griselda Pollock, Vision, voice and power: feminist art histories and Marxism (1982) 
Helen Rosenau, Woman in Art: from Type to Personality (1944) 

20.05 Seminar 10 | Student led interview with Pier Vittorio Aureli
Choose one of the following texts:
Pier Vittorio Aureli, The Difficult Whole (2007) 
Pier Vittorio Aureli, Toward the Archipelago: Defining the Political and the Formal in Architecture (2008)  
Pier Vittorio Aureli, The Geo-Politics of the Ideal Villa (2009) 
Pier Vittorio Aureli, Recontextualising Tafuri’s Critique of Ideology (2010) 
Pier Vittorio Aureli, Architecture for Barbarians: Ludwig Hilberseimer and the Rise of the Generic City (2011) 
Pier Vittorio Aureli, Labour and Architecture: Revisiting Cedric Price’s Potteries Thinkbelt (2011) 
Pier Vittorio Aureli, The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture (2011) 
Pier Vittorio Aureli, Less is Enough (2013) 
Pier Vittorio Aureli, The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture within and against Capitalism (2013) 
Pier Vittorio Aureli, The Theology of Tabula Rasa: Walter Benjamin and Architecture in the Age of Precarity (2013) 
Pier Vittorio Aureli, Manfredo Tafuri, Archizoom, Superstudio and the Critique of Architectural Ideology (2014) 
Pier Vittorio Aureli, The Dom-ino Problem: Questioning the Architecture of Domestic Space (2014) 
Pier Vittorio Aureli, Do you remember the Counterrevolution? The Politics of Filippo Brunelleschi’s Syntactic Architecture (2015) 
Pier Vittorio Aureli, Appropriation, Subdivision, Abstraction: A Political History of the Urban Grid (2018) 
Pier Vittorio Aureli & Maria Guidici, Islands: the Settlement from Property to Cart (2019)