Course detail

History of Architecture V

FA-DR5Acad. year: 2019/2020

The emergence of the Art Nouveau (late 19th century decorative style) was a revolution, in the sense of abandoning the historic architectural styles. The understanding of the artistic and historic laws of architectural development of the 20th century is indispensable for the knowledge of the new development trends of the beginning of the century. The follow-up of the architectural development of prominent creative personalities, of architectural trends and theories of the 20 the century, is completed by references to the development of modern architecture in the inter-war period, to the architecture of traditionalism, and examples of world architecture after World War II.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

History of architecture 5 concludes the cycle of lectures on history of architecture, from the antiquity upto the 20th century. Expected is synoptic knowledge of the historic development, and ability to make use of it in contemporary architectural design.


Perfect knowledge of architectural terminology, ability to work solo, orientation in the given subject, and capability of making conclusions based on one's own judgment.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

R. Huyghe: Larousse: Umění nové doby
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

Final discussion with drawing preparation and examination.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Architecture secession, introduction, accidence
A. Gaudi, O. Wagner and instances European and Czech secession
Theory and programs in architecture at the beginning 20. century
New directions modern architecture , European instances
Individualistic modern spirit
European functionalism
Architecture functionalism in čs.
Traditional architecture in Europe and USA
Traditional architecture in Czech lands
World's evolutionary tendency in architecture after 2. world wars
World's architecture after 2. world wars - 1
World's architecture after 2. world wars - 2
Development Czech architecture after 2. world wars


On the basis of gained knowledge, to be able to orientate oneself in the history of architecture, and to find in it the sources of inspiration for the present day.

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 , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer