Course detail

History of Architecture IV

FA-DR4CompulsoryBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Summer semester2. year of study2  credits

The turn of the 18th and 19th century was a dramatic period of conflict between the rational and pragmatic classicism on the one hand, and the brittle romanticism on the other hand. The knowledge of this context and of the significance of the industrial revolution is combined with the study of architecture and building in the 19th century in Europe and in the Czech lands. The knowledge of the relations between social development, culture, technology and science, exemplified by architectural vocabulary, new structures and materials, as well as by the roots of inspiration and examples of architecture, is the aim of this subject.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Required is good knowledge of all historic architectural periods up to the beginning of the 19th century. Emphasis is put on the capability of working solo with historic facts.


Required is orientation in the historic periods of antiquity, middle ages, modern times, knowledge of professional terminology, and ability to work solo with professional literature.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

M. Benešová : Česká architektura v proměnách dvou století (CS)
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

Drawing preparation and oral examination.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

New tendency under development architecture at the turn of 18. and 19. century
Classicism and empire, groundwork rise, concurrence on story and accidence
Sights classicism France, Italy
Sights classicism Russia, Germany
Sights classicism England, America
Classicism and empire in Czech lands
Romanticism 19. century
Romanticism exemplary European architecture
Romanticism in Czech lands
New construction and materials 19. century
Architecture historicism - Europe
Architecture historicism Czech country
Chicag s school
Legacy 19. century


Gradual deepening of the knowledge and ability to work solo with historic facts. Emphasis is put on significant development relationships of the 19th century.

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

Free access lecture.

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer