Number & Title of Course: ARPL504, Spirit of Place, Design, 3

Number & Title of Course: ARPL504, Spirit of Place, Design, 3 credits.
Course Description: The studio explored Ireland’s culture, religion, folklore, & ecology culminating with
designs of a gathering temple on the Island of Inishturk, County Mayo, Ireland.
Course Goals & Objectives:
 Students explore deeper history of the culture, ecology, literature and architecture
 Students write individual design poetics & build individual poetic sculptures
 Students design individual models and then combine them into one final project
Student Performance Criterion/a addressed:
A.2. Design Thinking Skill.
A.3. Visual Communication Skills.
A.7. Use of Precedents.
Topical Outline:
Research and History ( 30%)
Drawing and other representational techniques (50%)
Presentation skills (20%)
Textbooks/Learning Resources:
Adam, David. The Wisdom of the Celts. Lion Publishing, 1996.
Cahill, Thomas. How the Irish Saved Civilization. (Doubleday, 1995).
Craig, Maurice. The Architecture of Ireland: From the Earliest Times to 1180. Lambay Books, 1982.
Curtis, Edmund. A History of Ireland. Routledge, 2000.
Fitzgerald, Mary. Beautiful Ireland. Salmander Books Limited, 2001.
Gaynor, Timothy, ed. The Works of Oscar Wilde. Senate Press Limited, 1998.
Green, Miranda Jane. Exploring the World of the Druids. Thames and Hudson, Ltd. 1997.
Lady Gregory. Irish Mythology. Octopus Publishing Group Ltd., 1994.
Hegarty, Neil The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People , St Martin’s Books 2011
James, Simon. Exploring the World of the Celts. Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1993.
Joyce, James. Dubliners. First Published, 1914. Penguins Popular Classics, 1996.
Kinsella, Thomas, transl. The Tain from the Irish Epic Táin Bó Cuailnge. Oxford University Press, 1969.
Lonergan, Alan. Tir Sáile: The North Mayo Sculpture Trail. Dealbhóireacht, 2001.
Maclean, Magnus. The Literature of the Celts. Blackie & Son Ltd, 1902.
O’Donohue, John. Anam Ċara: Spiritual Wisdom Form the Celtic World. Bantum Books, 1997.
O’ Donohue, John. Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong. Cliff Street Books,
O’ Donohue, John. Four Elements: Reflections on Nature. Harmony Books, 2010
Price, Travis. The Archaeology of Tomorrow; Architecture and the Spirit of Place, Palace Press, CA 2007
Price, Travis. The Mythic Modern; Architectural Expeditions into the Spirit of Place, ORO Editions, CA
Spring only; annually.
Faculty assigned:
Kathleen Lane (P/T)
Travis Price (P/T)
Daniel O’Toole (P/T)