Course: History of Architecture III

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Course title History of Architecture III
Course code KHI/0433
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Podroužek Kamil, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. History of Renaissance and Baroque architecture: Research themes, brief history of the field, recommended literature. 2. Renaissance in Italy. General characteristics of the style, periodization, and regions. 3. Early Renaissance in Italy. Florence. 4. High Renaissance in Italy. Rome. 5. Late Renaissance in Italy. 6. Renaissance in Spain, Portugal, France, and England. Transalpine Renaissance: The Netherlands, German lands, Poland, Baltic region, Russia, Austria, Hungary, and Slovakia. 7. Renaissance in the Czech lands: General features, periodization, themes. Buildings and builders of the early Renaissance. Buildings and builders in the Czech Renaissance. 8. Renaissance in the Czech lands: Saxon Renaissance in northern Bohemia - buildings, builders and building contractors. Buildings and builders of the late Renaissance and Mannerism. 9. Excursion to NKP castle Benešov nad Ploučnicí. 10. Baroque in Bohemia: General features, periodization, themes, early Baroque, Italian and Spanish influences - buildings, builders, and contractors. 11. High Baroque and French influences - buildings, builders, and contractors. 12. Dynamism versus Classicism styles in the Baroque. Late Baroque and Rococo - buildings, builders, and contractors. 13. Survival of the Baroque in the Czech countryside. 14. Excursion to the Litoměřice historical area.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
In this course, students familiarize themselves with the typology and development of architecture in the Renaissance and Baroque ages in Europe. They are introduced to the foundations of both styles and to their formal markings and symbols in architecture. Students gain an overview of the distinctions between buildings, architecture, and builders in individual European lands, with an emphasis placed on the Czech lands and northern Bohemia. There is also a one day excursion.
Knowledge: The development and spread of Renaissance and Baroque architectural styles in Europe. Introduction to the typology of Renaissance and Baroque buildings in the Czech lands: Aristocratic residences, town homes, village homes, sacral buildings. Skills: Categorizing building styles on the basis of architectural features or decorative symbols. Abilities: Evaluating forms of architectural artifacts in their historical context. Evaluating the practical function, social significance, and symbolic sense of architectural artifacts in their historical context.
Memorial Documentation Pro-Seminar I Memorial Documentation Pro-Seminar II

Assessment methods and criteria
Evaluation will be based on two components: 1. Students will be tested at the conclusion of the excursion in a colloquium discussion. The evaluation is subjective and determined by the public colloquium. 2. Requirements: Categorizing architectural styles and their features, making hypotheses about architectural development on the basis of the super positioning of the components, modeling function and disposition of the building for the style of the period.
Recommended literature
  • Dějiny českého výtvarného umění III/ 1, 2. Praha, 2001.
  • Dějiny českého výtvarného umění IV/ 1. Praha, 1998.
  • Kibic, K. Dějiny architektury. III, Architektura renesanční a barokní. Praha, 1999.
  • Koch, W. Evropská architektura. Encyklopedie evropské architektury od antiky po současnost.. Praha, 1998.
  • Škabrada,J. Konstrukce historických staveb. Praha, 2003.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Documentation of Historical Memorials (A8) History courses 2 Winter