Course: World Architecture of the 20th Century 1

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Course title World Architecture of the 20th Century 1
Course code KVV/SA201
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Švácha Rostislav, prof. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
Lecture brings a brief outline of the most important artistic movements and personalities of architecture in the 20th century: secession (V. Horta, A. Gaudí, H. P. Berlage, F. L. Wright, J. Kotěra), neo-classicism (A. Perret, H. Tessenow), expressionism and cubism (H. Poelzig, B. Taut, P. Janák, J. Gočár), purism and funktionalism (Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, H. Meyer, B. Fuchs, J. Krejcar), brutalism (Le Corbusier, group Team 10, L. Kahn, in Czech Republic K. Filsak), modern regionalism (O. Niemeyer, J. Utzon, A. Siza, L. Snozzi), postmodernism (R. Venturi, Ch. Moore), high-tech-architecture (N. Foster, R. Rogers, in Czech Republic SIAL), deconstructivism (P. Eisenman, Z. Hadid) and minimalism (J. Herzog-P. de Meuron, D. Perrault, in Czech Republic E. Přikryl or J. Pleskot). Lecture mentiones also the examples of these movements in Olomouc.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Semestral Work - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Brief outline about the most important artistic movements of the Czech and foreign architecture of 20th century: Modern-style and Secession, neo-classicism, expressionism and cubism, purism and functionalism, brutalism, modern regionalism, postmodernism, high-tech, deconstructivism, minimalism.
Basic orientation in the World and Czech architecture of 20th century.
Subject is designated for students of Department of Art Education.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

The condition for obtaining of credit is student´s presence in the course.
Recommended literature
  • Kahn, L. I. Ticho a světlo. Praha 2002..
  • Neumeyer, F. Mies van der Rohe. The Artless Word. Cambridge ( Mass.) 1995..
  • Švácha, R. Le Corbusier. Praha 1989..

Study plans that include the course
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