Course detail

History of architecture 5

FA-DA5-TAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course provides an overview of the development of architecture in Bohemia and Central Europe since the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This overview presents the trends of development of Czech architecture in comparison with world developments, from the perspective of the creative architect, ie in the context of contemporary aesthetics, philosophy and technology and with an emphasis on the process of realisation from the first idea sketch to the detailed design.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to orient in the development of architecture in the Czech Republic and Central Europe.

Prerequisites

Not applicable.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Kenneth Frampton – Modern architecture a critical history (EN)
Pechar, Urlich – Programy české architektury (CS)
Šlapeta, Vorlík, Popelová – Stavby století Čech, Moravy a Slezska. Foibos Praha 2018 (CS)
Křížková, Šlapeta, Urlich – Slavné stavby Prahy 6, Baba 1932 (CS)
William Curtis – Modern architecture since 1900 (EN)
Joan Ockmann – Architecture Culture 1943-1968 (EN)
Felix Haas – Architektura 20.století (CS)
Vrabelová, Šlapeta – Brno moderní (CS)
Ulrich Conrads – Programs and Manifestoes of 20th Century Architecture (EN)
Dostál,Pechar, Procházka – Moderní architektura v Československu (CS)
J.E.Koula: Nová česká architektura a její vývoj ve XX. století (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures presenting the development tendencies of Czech architecture in comparison with world progress from the point of view of a creative architect, i.e. in the context of contemporary aesthetics, philosophy and technology and with emphasis on the building process from the first sketch to the detail.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Oral exam.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Content of teaching blocks:
I. 1900–1920 Art Nouveau and Modernism: Jan Kotěra, Josip Plečnik, Czech Cubism, F. L. Wright
II. 1920–1950: Adolf Loos, Bauhaus, Le Corbusier, Czech Functionalism
III. 1950–1989: Brno - the city of modern architecture, Baťa, Czech architecture, SIAL

Aims

Gaining a basic orientation on the development of architecture in Bohemia and Central Europe since the beginning of twentieth century in relation to the world progress.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B_A+U Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer