Course detail

History of Architecture II

FA-DR2Acad. year: 2019/2020

The decline of antique culture is confronted with the emergence and development of Christianity as reflected in the architecture of early Christian churches. The successive transition to feudalism is related with the acquisition, in the middle ages, of the fundamental knowledge of the rules of social development. The knowledge of the development of architecture, of its structural, material and morphological aspects, is connected with the cultural heritage of the middle ages, in which architecture plays a significant role. The acquaintance with selected examples of architecture helps in understanding the generally formulated contexts.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of medieval architecture.


Required is general orientatin in the themes of Antiquity, knowledge of the individual development stages, concerning architectural vocabulary, relation between architecture and society, and orientation in selected examples.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

V. Birnbaum : Dějepis výtvarného umění v Čechách (CS)
Doporučené aktuální přednášky

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Drawing preparation, oral examination.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Legacy ancient cultures
Architecture Christian antiky
Influence byzancke architecture and architecture preromanesque
Infancy architecture in Czech lands
Middle Ages architectural accidence, construction and material
Romanesque architecture European instances 1
Romanesque architecture European instances 2
Romanesque architecture in Czech lands
Gothic architecture European instances 1
Gothic architecture European instances 2
Gothic in Czech lands
Profane Middle Ages 1


Exercise of knowledge gained in previous study, and orientation in the period of the Middle Ages.

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

Free access lecture.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

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

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer