PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Stop by the Laura and David Finn Reading Room the next time you are in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library to view Works from “Contemporary Architecture”: A Course with Professor Dietrich Neumann.
In Neumann’s course, students examine stylistic, technological, and methodological developments in architecture since the 1960s; they learn about the work of renowned architects including Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas, and Zaha Hadid; and they study the complex conditions of contemporary architectural production in different parts of the world.
As a final project, Neumann offers his students the choice of either writing a research paper or creating a physical representation of a built structure. This year, Neumann and his Teaching Assistants selected several of his students’ architectural models for display at the Rock. The models vary greatly and include miniatures of the Aquatics & Fitness Center, Brown University; Sogn Benedetg Chapel, Sumvigt, Switzerland; and Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo.
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