Course detail

Theory and Aesthetics

FAST-AG010Acad. year: 2018/2019

Survey of the genres and methods of theoretical debate on architecture. Differentiation of the historically conditioned and the permanent in this debate on the example of the significant Western conceptions from the Antiquity to the 21th century. Selected topics important at the present time.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will know the most important theorists of architecture.
Student will know the most important theoretical essays on architecture.
Student will recognize different ways of professional architecural discours.
Student will recognize different ways of laymen architecural discours.
Student will learn how to think on architecture critically.

Prerequisites

The subject applies the knowledge of the history of architecture including the contemporary architecture and, in the selected connections, it refers to the architectonic composition principles.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Informations are given through lectures and presentations. Seminars are practised through debates at excursions in situ.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Student prepares a critical translation of a selected theoretical study from a foreign language into the Czech or English. Student prepares a critical review of a selected building in situ.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Theory, aesthetics and critics of architecture – definition of disciplines, their subjects and importance
2. Vitruvius
3. L. B. Alberti
4. A. Palladio
5. J. B. Fischer von Erlach
7. C. Alexander
8. N. Salingaros
8.-13. Analysis and debate on the selected contemporary theoretical essays

Aims

Knowledge of the ideological background of architectural design, architecture and philosophy, criticism in architecture, development of concepts, style, taste, fashion.

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 , 3. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Theory, aesthetics and critics of architecture – definition of disciplines, their subjects and importance
2. Vitruvius
3. L. B. Alberti
4. A. Palladio
5. J. B. Fischer von Erlach
7. C. Alexander
8. N. Salingaros
8.-13. Analysis and debate on the selected contemporary theoretical essays

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Debate on the architecture, urban planning, and the heritage protection in situ.