Course: Focus on European architecture 1

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Course title Focus on European architecture 1
Course code KFI/OEA1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Míchalová Zdeňka
  • Hečková Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to the terminology. The notions of style, architecture, etc. Basic terminology. Introduction to the history of architecture, the main personalities and theoretical works. 2. Assumptions of European architecture. Ancient architecture from Neolithic Mesopotamia to the Aegean Bronze Age civilisation. 3. Greek architecture: key themes and centers. Achitectural styles. 4. Roman architecture: technological innovations, ancient Rome 5. Building of Christian antiquity between Constantine the Great and Justinian 6. Europe in the Early Middle Ages 7. Byzantine architecture. Architecture of peripheral regions of Christian world 8. Islamic architecture. Architecture of the Spanish caliphate 9. The European centers of Romanesque architecture 10. Cluny and Clairvaux. Birth of Gothic architecture: abbot Suger and Saint-Denis 11. Gothic architecture in Europe 12. Architecture in the Czech lands from Great Moravia to the early Gothic 13. Architecture in the Czech lands: hight and late Gothic

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Practicum
  • Practical training (number of hours) - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 12 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 15 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to summarize and explain basic problems of European architecture. Students will gain an overview of the development of European architecture, the main centers and personalities, getting up in the terminology and be able to work independently with literature, including further evaluation of acquired knowledge. They become familiar with selected architectural realizations thanks to seminar training.
teaching methods
Lecture
Practicum
assessment methods
Test
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Benda, Klement. Dějiny českého výtvarného umění. Díl 1., část 1., Od počátků do konce středověku. Praha : Academia, 1984.
  • Kalina, Pavel. Dějiny středověké architektury. 1. vyd. Praha : Česká technika - nakladatelství ČVUT, 2006. ISBN 80-01-03132-2.
  • Koch, Wilfried. Evropská architektura : encyklopedie evropské architektury od antiky po současnost. 1. vyd. Praha : Ikar, 1998. ISBN 80-7202-388-8.
  • Konečný, Lubomír Jan. Románská rotunda ve Znojmě : ikonologie maleb a architektury. 1. vyd. Brno : Host, 2005. ISBN 80-7294-171-2.
  • Kuthan, Jiří. Česká architektura v době posledních Přemyslovců : Města - hrady - kláštery - kostely. 1. vyd. Vimperk : Tina, 1994. ISBN 80-85618-14-1.
  • Merhautová, Anežka; Třeštík, Dušan; Hobzek, Josef; Dragoun, Zvonimír. Románské umění v Čechách a na Moravě. 1. vyd. Praha : Odeon, 1983.
  • Ohler, Norbert. Katedrála : náboženství, politika, architektura, dějiny. Vyd. 1. Jinočany : H & H, 2006. ISBN 80-7319-040-0.
  • Vlček, , P. Dějiny architektury pravěku a starověku. Praha, 2005.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (16-2) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (16-2) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter