Chronologically oriented lectures have been, for many years, the traditional method used to teach architecture and design history. However, this method has certain limitations for students who need to learn about specific themes in architecture. Christopher S. Wilson, professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design at Izmir University of Economics in Turkey, proposes a thematic approach that enables students to compare and understand artistic perspectives and movements throughout different historical periods. In this presentation, Wilson describes the lecture-based art history and design course he teaches.
Chronological vs. Thematic Methods of Teaching History and Theory Christopher S. Wilson
Friedrich A. Hayek Auditorium Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, April 21, 2008
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, May 2008. Camera: Jorge Samayoa; digital editing: Alexander Arauz; index: Christiaan Ketelaar; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Rebeca Zuñiga, Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz
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Christopher S. Wilson
Christopher S. Wilson is a professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design at Izmir University of Economics in Turkey. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and coauthor, along with Eser Selen and Gul Kacmaz Erk, of Teaching Art History to Design Students. Wilson has a BArch from Temple University and a MA in histories and theories of architecture from the Architectural Association in London. He is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences of Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Professor Wilson has been a visiting instructor at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Bilkent University in Ankara, and has worked as an architect in several cities, including Philadelphia, Berlin, and London.