Course: Interpretation of the Architecture of the 19th Century

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Course title Interpretation of the Architecture of the 19th Century
Course code DVU/ZASO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Šopák Pavel, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. from Baroque to Classicism: the transformation of rationality 2. between ratio and emotion: Biedermeier architecture 3. "In what style shall we build?": The search for new age style 4. architecture of Historicism: the relationship of art history and conservation and contemporary creation 5. civilization et / versus culture: architecture of the 19th century as civilization and cultural factors 6. Home and the World: International and regional aspects in the 19th century architecture 7. 19th century architecture as a developmental cycle 8. architecture as an institution: Academy - University of Technology - Art Guild

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 13 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Points at issue of the 19th century architecture in the centre of individual, group strategy and oppositions. The main objective is to comprehend the situation in Central Europe, the key issues are integrated into the wider European, eventually non-European context. Emphasis is placed on the transformation of architectural form (morphology) and the development of building types. Remembered is also the social role of the construction work: architecture as a medium expressing the transformation of the professional society to civil society.
Deeper understanding of architecture in Central Europe in the long century (1780-1914), obtaining a description of the art-skills material, obtaining analytical capabilities, architectural masterpieces and placed in a broader context.
Completion of bachelor studies.

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic Test, Dialog

Regular active participation in lectures.
Recommended literature
  • Ákos Moravánszky. (1988). Die Architektur der Donaumonarchie. Berlin, Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn .
  • Anthony Vilder. (2006). Claude-Nicolas Ledoux. Basel, Birkäuser ? Verlag für Architektur .
  • Gerbert Frodl (ed.). (2002). Geschichte der bildender Kunst un Österreich. 19. Jahrhundert. Berlin ? München, Prestel .
  • Hanno-Walter Kruft. (1993). Dejiny teorie architektúry. Od antiky po súčasnosť. Pallas, Bratislava .
  • Jindřich Vybíral. (2002). Česká architektura na prahu moderní doby, Devatenáct esejů o devatenáctém století. Praha, Argo ? VSUP .
  • Klára Benešovská a kolektiv. (2009). Velké dějiny Zemí Koruny české ? architektura. Praha. Artefactum ? Paseka .
  • Pavel Zatloukal. (2001). Architektura 19. století. Katalog výstavy Deset století architektury. Praha, Správa Pražského hradu .
  • Pavel Zatloukal. (2000). Brněnská architektura 1815?1915. Brno,Obecní dům .
  • Taťána Petrasová. Hlava šestá /1780?1918.
  • Ursula Prokop. (1994). Wien. Aufbruch zur Metropole. Geschäfts-und Wohnhäuser der Innenstadt 1910?1914. Wien, Böhlau .
  • Werner Telesko ? Richard Kurdiovsky ? Andreas Nierhaus (eds.). (2010). Die Wiener Hofburg und der Residenzbau in Mitteleuropa im 19. Jahrhundert. Monarchische Representation zwischen Ideal und Wirklichkeit. Wien, Böhlau .

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