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Course detail

History of Art

Course unit code: FA-DVU
Academic year: 2010/2011
Type of course unit: compulsory-optional
Level of course unit: Master's (2nd cycle)
Year of study: 1
Semester: winter
Number of ECTS credits:
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.
Course contents (annotation):
Emphasis is put on the interaction of art and architecture.
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:

Lecture: 13 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer: prof. PhDr. Jan Sedlák, CSc.
Seminar: 26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer: prof. PhDr. Jan Sedlák, CSc.

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