Theory and Aesthetics
FAST-AG010Acad. year: 2020/2021
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 manage the goal of the subject, i.e. knowledge of the ideological background of architectural design, architecture and philosophy, criticism in architecture, development of concepts, style, taste, fashion.
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.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
1. Theory, aesthetics and critics of architecture – definition of disciplines, their subjects and importance
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
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
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