History of Architecture 1
FAST-AG021Acad. year: 2020/2021
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
Student will manage the goal of the subject, i.e. knowledge of the history of architecture, the Pre-historic Age, Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Near East, the ancient Greece, the ancient Rome.
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.
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Recommended or required reading
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Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
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1. Introduction to the history of architecture, the Pre-historic Age, megaliths
2. The ancient Egypt – cultural and social background, construction technique, set of
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
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
12. The ancient Rome – temple, basilica, forum, triumphal arch, palace, villa, residential
13. The ancient Rome – theatre, amphitheatre, thermae, market halls, technical structures
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.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
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