Course detail

History of Art

FA-DVUCompulsory-optionalMaster's (2nd cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Winter semester1. year of study4  credits

Emphasis is put on the interaction of art and architecture.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic overview of style periods, prominent artists, art societies and foreign contacts encountered on the Czech creative art scene in the first half of the 20th century.

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning


Lectures on the development of architecture and history of graphic and plastic art, delivered under the bachelor degree study program.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Michal Kohout – Rostislav Švácha edd., Česká republika – moderní architektura: Čechy, Praha 2014. (CS)
Michal Kohout – Stephan Templ – Pavel Zatloukal edd., Česká republika – architektura XX. století: Morava a Slezsko, Praha 2005. (CS)
Emanuel Poche ed., Umělecké památky Čech I–IV, Praha 1977–1982. (CS)
Bohumil Samek, Umělecké památky Moravy a Slezska I–II, Praha 1994–1999. (CS)

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

Written test, in idividual cases completed with an interview.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The cycle of lectures deals with the basic subject matters: Secession in the works of the generation of the nineties; founders of the Czech modern art associated in the guilds Osma
(Eight) and Group of creative artists; civilism, primitivism and social trends in post-war painting and sculpture; avant-gard role of the Devětsil Artists Union; surrealism and the Surrealist group, the Seven in October Association, Group 42 and Ra during the country's Nazi occupation.


In the first half of the 20th century had formed the tradition of modern Czech graphic and plastic art culture from which contemporary Czech painiting and sculpture drive. In many cases, creative art developed in close cooperation with architecture; therefore the knowledge of graphic and plastic art is indispensable for students of architecture.

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

Lectures are not obligatory.

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer