“History of Modern Architecture ” COURSE DESCRIPTION 

Course Unit Title

History of Modern Architecture

Course Unit Code

ARC142

Type of Course Unit

Compulsory

Level of Course Unit

Undergraduate

Number of ECTS Credits Allocated

4 ECTS

Theoretical (hour/week)

3

Practice (hour/week)

-

Laboratory (hour/week)

-

Year of Study

1

Semester when the Course Unit is Delivered

2

 Name of Lecturer (s)

Assoc. prof. Dr.  Alessandro Camiz

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face

Language of Instruction

English

Prerequisites and co-requisites

ARC141

Recommended Optional Programme Components

None

Work Placement(s)

None

Objectives of the Course

The main objective of this course is to:

1.    Introduce students to the history of architecture within the culture of each time,  from the Renaissance  era to the modern times.

2.    Introduce students to the understanding of different styles of architecture

3.    Develop the research knowledge on the historical method and comparative approach

4.       Develop the writing capacities in English about history of architecture.

Learning Outcomes

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  1. comprehend the nature of history of modern architecture and its interdisciplinary character;
  2. identify diverse social, theoretical, historical, technological and professional topics related to the field of modern architecture;
  3. recognise the position of architecture as a discipline in a broader cultural context;
  4. use principal resources of research and study in the field of modern architecture
  5. Critique historical events in the field of modern architecture understanding the major cultural transformations, and the main protagonists.

Course Contents

History of Architecture, Renaissance to modern, The house as the place for another history, palaces, Urban tissues, Symbolic representations of society within the house, military architecture.

 

 

 

Weekly Detailed Course Contents 

 

WEEKS

TOPICS

Theoretical Courses

Application

1

Course introduction

Lecture: The historical method

Class exercise 1, selecting a research  topic, writing an abstract

2

Lecture: The Long middle ages

Class journal

Class reading and discussing

3

Lecture The Renaissance transformation of space 1

Class exercise 2, finding references

 

4

Lecture: The Renaissance transformation of space 2

Class journal

Class reading and discussing

5

Lecture: The new architecture of Mannerism

Class exercise 3, finding images

6

Lecture: The scene of the prince: Baroque architecture

Class journal

Class reading and discussing

7

Lecture: The style of democracy: Neoclassic architecture

Class exercise 4, writing the paper

8

Lecture: William Morris, news from nowhere

Class journal

Class reading and discussing

9

Midterm exam

Written exam  (quiz)

10

Lecture: The Wiener Sezession

Class journal

Revising the paper

11

Lecture: Walter Gropius, Mies Van De Rohe, Die Statliche Bauhaus

Class journal

Class reading and discussing

12

Lecture: Russian constructivism

Class journal

Designing the poster

13

Lecture: Richard Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright

Class journal

Class reading and discussing

14

Lecture: The Modern Movement, Le Corbusier, Adalberto Libera, Giuseppe Terragni: Bruno Zevi’s and Nikolaus Pevsner different critical approaches

Class journal

Revising the poster

15

Final Exam

QUIZ, Poster and Paper