• Unit 6: Architecture

    This unit explores architecture, its history, and its relation to visual art. Architecture is the art and science of designing structures and spaces for human use. Architectural design is an art form realized through considerations of spatial design and aesthetics. Related to sculpture, architecture creates three-dimensional objects that serve human purposes and forms visual relationships with the surrounding areas.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 5 hours.

    • 6.1: What is Architecture?

    • 6.2: Traditional Methods and Materials

    • 6.3: Architecture in China and East Asia

    • 6.4: Cross-Cultural Influences

    • 6.5: Architecture and the Industrial Revolution

    • 6.6: Modern Architecture: A New Language

    • 6.7: Post-Modern and Contemporary Architecture

    • 6.8: Green Architecture

    • Unit 6 Wrap-up