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Course detail

History of Art I

Course unit code: FA-DV1
Academic year: 2010/2011
Type of course unit: compulsory
Level of course unit: Bachelor's (1st cycle)
Year of study: 4
Semester: winter
Number of ECTS credits:
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Besides the basic knowledge of the main style periods, artists and works of the history of architecture, orientation in the history of creative art is also indispensable for the future architect. In addition to the knowledge of facts, the graduate should also have a sense for distinguishing the values of sculpture and painting.
Mode of delivery:
90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning
Secondary school knowledge, and university lectures on the development of architecture.
Not applicable.
Recommended optional programme components:
Not applicable.
Course contents (annotation):
History of the universal and the Czech history of art, from the most ancient times to the High-Renaissance. The classes follow the chronology of the development of art, and are focused on its most important chapters. From the Czech history of art are preferred those periods in which our country considerably contributed to the development of European art. Emphasis is put on the interaction of art and architecture.
Recommended or required reading:
GOMBRICH, Ernst Hans, Příběh umění, Praha: Odeon 1992. (CS)
CHADRABA, Rudolf et al., Dějiny českého výtvarného umění I-VI, Praha: Academia 1984-2007. (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:
Examination in form of a written test, completed in individual cases with interview.
Language of instruction:
Work placements:
Not applicable.
Course curriculum:
Main topics of the cycle of lectures: art of the Antique Greece; early Christian and Byzantine art; Romanesque art in Bohemia and Moravia; French sculpture of Gothic cathedrals; Czech Gothic sculpture and painting; architectural and sculptural work of Peter Parler;Rudolphian Mannerism, Czech Baroque painting; sculptural work of the Brokof and Braun families.
To make the students acquainted with the supreme works of sculpture and painting that, in the course of history, were mostly connected with architecture. The art and culture of the past periods can also become a source of inspiration for contemporary architecture.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences:
Lectures are not obligatory.

Type of course unit:

Lecture: 26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer: prof. PhDr. Jan Sedlák, CSc.

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