East Meets West
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This is a lecture class to introduce the brief history of architectural exchanges between the East and West world. The interaction in architecture is a post-renaissance phenomenon. The separated world had few chances to understand and learn from each other before sixteenth century. Both sides developed their own architectural forms and styles separately and they have reflected different traditions. Eighteenth century was a time when Westerners actively explored to the East. The western professionals brought strong influence to the architecture of the Eastern world. While the East nations were anxious to adopt the Western architectural forms, architects and scholars in the West found interest and value in Eastern architectural forms. The relevant works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Le Corbusier, I. M. Pei, Minoru Yamasaki, and others are discussed. The significance and impact of this interaction for modern architecture will be analyzed.