Course detail

History of Architecture 1

FAST-AG021Acad. year: 2018/2019

Introduction to the history of architecture, significant for the further development of European art of construction, the Pre-historic Age, the ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Egea and Etruria, the ancient Greece and Rome, construction techniques, styles, construction types.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will obtain knowledge of the history of architecture - pre-historical and ancient times (Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Middle East, ancient Greece, ancient Rome).

Prerequisites

The subject does not connect with any preceding discipline. The information acquired in the typological subjects may be made use of partially. The prerequisite to mastering this subject is the general knowledge of culture and history at the secondary school level.

Co-requisites

This is a separate subject therefore there is no need for simultaneous obtaining any additional knowledge.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Education takes place in form of lectures and presentations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Student has to pass an exam in the form of a written test.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to the history of architecture, the Pre-historic Age, megaliths
2. The ancient Egypt – cultural and social background, construction technique, set of
architectural elements
3. The ancient Egypt – temple architecture, the cult of the deceased
4. The ancient Egypt – residences of sovereigns and serfs
5. The ancient Mesopotamia – Sumer, Akkad, Babylon
6. The ancient architecture of Palestine, Phoenicia, Asia Minor and Persia
7. Egea region and Etruria – starting point of the ancient architecture
8. The ancient Greece – cultural and social background, construction technique, set of
architectural elements
9. The ancient Greece – temple, agora, propylaca, residential house
10. The ancient Greece – theatre, gymnasion, stadium, hipodrome
11. The ancient Rome – cultural and social background, construction technique, set of
architectural elements
12. The ancient Rome – temple, basilica, forum, triumphal arch, palace, villa, residential
House
13. The ancient Rome – theatre, amphitheatre, thermae, market halls, technical structures

Aims

Knowledge of the history of architecture, the Pre-historic Age, Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Near East, the ancient Greece, the ancient Rome.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-APS (N) Bachelor's

    branch APS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to the history of architecture, the Pre-historic Age, megaliths
2. The ancient Egypt – cultural and social background, construction technique, set of
architectural elements
3. The ancient Egypt – temple architecture, the cult of the deceased
4. The ancient Egypt – residences of sovereigns and serfs
5. The ancient Mesopotamia – Sumer, Akkad, Babylon
6. The ancient architecture of Palestine, Phoenicia, Asia Minor and Persia
7. Egea region and Etruria – starting point of the ancient architecture
8. The ancient Greece – cultural and social background, construction technique, set of
architectural elements
9. The ancient Greece – temple, agora, propylaca, residential house
10. The ancient Greece – theatre, gymnasion, stadium, hipodrome
11. The ancient Rome – cultural and social background, construction technique, set of
architectural elements
12. The ancient Rome – temple, basilica, forum, triumphal arch, palace, villa, residential
House
13. The ancient Rome – theatre, amphitheatre, thermae, market halls, technical structures