Course: Aesthetics and Art Theory 1

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Course title Aesthetics and Art Theory 1
Course code KFI/ETU1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Doubravová Jarmila, Prof. PhDr. CSc.
  • Blahutková Daniela, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to the discipline. Theory of beauty and art in Greek and Roman thinking. Early Christian aesthetics, proportion and light in theories of Middle Ages. Renaissance: Ficino about beauty, humanists and art theory; 17th century: baroque, French classics; the beau arts. Enlightenment thinkers about beauty, taste, nature, aesthetics and art criticism. Kant, Hegel. Positivism and the aesthetics in the 19th century, Czech situation. Influential concepts of 20th century, contemporary aesthetics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 26 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to define and to use correctly the basic terms of aestetics and theory of art. They will be able to understand and to compare the relevant concepts of ancient, medieval and modern aesthetics (up untill I. Kant).
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Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Eco, Umberto. Umění a krása ve středověké estetice. 1. vyd. Praha : Argo, 1998. ISBN 80-7203-098-1.
  • Freeland, Cynthia A. Teorie umění. Praha : Dokořán, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7363-164-2.
  • Gilbert, Katharine Everett; Kuhn, Helmut. Dějiny estetiky. 1. vyd. Praha : Státní nakladatelství krásné literatury a umění, 1965.
  • Henckmann, Wolfhart; Lotter, Konrad. Estetický slovník. Praha : Svoboda, 1995. ISBN 80-205-0478-8.
  • Perniola, Mario. Estetika 20. století. Praha : Karolinum, 2000. ISBN 80-246-0213-X.
  • Tatarkiewicz, Wladyslaw. Dejiny estetiky. [Diel] I, Staroveká estetika. Bratislava : Tatran, 1985.
  • Tatarkiewicz, Wladyslaw. Dejiny estetiky. [Diel] II, Stredoveká estetika. Bratislava : Tatran, 1988.
  • Tatarkiewicz, Wladyslaw. Dejiny estetiky. [Diel] III, Novoveká estetika. 1. vyd. Bratislava : Tatran, 1991. ISBN 80-222-0186-3.
  • Volek, Jaroslav. Kapitoly z dějin estetiky. 1., Od antiky k počátku 20. století. 2. vyd. Praha : Panton, 1985.

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