Course: Introduction to the Historiography of the Art History

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Course title Introduction to the Historiography of the Art History
Course code DVU/UHDT2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pavlíček Martin, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
01 / Vitruvius, Ten Books on Architecture The first systematic theory of architecture 02 / Pliny, Chapters on nature News about the art of the ancient world 03 / Pausanias, Travels in Greece Guiding literature in antiquity and the Middle Ages 04 / Abbot Suger, Texts of Saint-Denis Birth of Gothic and its theory 05 / Cennini Cennini, The Book of medieval art Medieval art manuals and recipe books 06 / Leon Battista Alberti, Della pittura (1435), De re aedificatoria (around 1450) and Della sculture (1464) Mathematics, geometry and optics in Renaissance theories of art 07 / Leonardo da Vinci, Treatise on Painting Renaissance artist's universe in painter´s postion 08 / Girolamo Savonarola, De simplicitate Christianae vitae. Venezia 1547. Attempt to reform society and art 09 / Francesco Collona, Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499) Neoplatonismus and the cult of ancient Egyptian art 10 / Baldassare Castiglione, Courtier (Il Cortigiano, 1527) Urbino as an ideal Renaissance aristocratic residence

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Homework for Teaching - 13 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
A series of lectures introducing students to the literature of art and theories of art from antiquity to the High Renaissance.
Detailed knowledge of theoretical texts and theories of art from antiquity to the High Renaissance.
The lecture is proposed for the bachelor degree of the History of Art.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Detailed knowledge of theoretical texts and theories of art from antiquity to the High Renaissance documented the oral exam.
Recommended literature
  • Baldassare Castiglione. (1978). Dvořan. Praha.
  • Cennino Cennini. (1946). Kniha o umění středověku. . Praha.
  • Dino Compagni - Giovanni Villani. (1969). Florentské kroniky doby Dantovy.. Praha.
  • Erwin Panofsky. (1981). Význam ve výtvarném umění.. Praha.
  • Giorgio Vasari. (1976). Životy nejvýznačnějších malířů, sochařů a architektů I, II.. Praha.
  • Hanno-Walter Kruft. (1993). Dejiny teorie architektúry. Od antiky po súčasnosť. Pallas, Bratislava .
  • Leon Battista Alberti. (1956). Deset knih o stavitelství.. Praha.
  • Leon Battista Alberti. (1947). O malbě. O soše. . Praha.
  • Lionardo da Vinci. (1941). Úvahy o malířství. . Praha.
  • Pausaniás. (1973). Cesta po Řecku I, II. . Praha.
  • Petr Wittlich. (2008). Literatura k dějinám umění. Vývojový přehled. . Praha.
  • Plinius Starší. (1974). Kapitoly o přírodě. . Praha.
  • Süger. (2006). Spisy o Saint-Denis. . Praha.
  • Vitruvius. (1953). Deset knih o architektuře. . Praha.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts The History of Art and the Theory of Art (2015) Theory and history of arts 2 Summer