Event Category: Presentations/Discussions
History of Western Architecture
Monday March 8, Wednesday 10, Thursday 11,
Saturday 13, and Tuesday 16.
Classes on the 8th, 10th, 11th, and 16th are 1:00 – 3:00.
NOTE: class on Saturday 13th is a morning class. 10:00 – 12:00.
Lavishly illustrated, the course will cover some 200,000 years of western architecture from pre-historic times to the 21st century and into the future. The course will focus on understanding the historical context and core meanings of architecture, tracing the development of one period to another over time. To aid in your understanding, the broad principles of architectural design and associated structural design and applied arts will be included. What are the challenges that all buildings must meet? Included will be the ancient origin of the colonial architecture of San Miguel Allende.
Raymond Stern has practiced and taught architectural design and history for over 50 years in Europe, Southeast Asia, the US, and Canada, where he lives. He graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College, London, England. Raymond has given his adult education courses at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; McGill University in Montreal; the University of Massachusetts in Boston; and Carleton University in Ottawa.