Instructor: Mark Sullivan
Fee: $104, 6 classes
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Schedule: Tuesdays ♦ 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
October 22 - November 7
Durango is situated at the northern edge of the “Desert Southwest,” a storied region with a deep and complex history and distinctive, if diverse, architectural traditions, some over a thousand years old. This course introduces the origins and development of these architectural traditions, from the masonry and adobe pueblos of the prehistoric Hohokam, Anasazi and Mogollon, through Spanish colonial settlements, Territorial Anglo-American structures, and fin-de-siècle Revivalist buildings.
We will discuss present day Modern and Post-modern edifices and how they relate to their environments, the cultures that produced them, and each other. You will learn to articulate the interdependent relationships among architecture, culture and environment over the past 1,000 years in the Southwest, and gain an understanding of how architecture alters our perception of its landscape, and how landscape and environment affect architecture.