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2019/2020

History of Arch. I

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
500HA1 ZK 2 2+0
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Department of Theory and History of Architecture
Synopsis:

The aim of the course is to trace the most important features of Gothic cathedral architecture including its social context and building technology. Students should acquire the ability to interpret Gothic architecture according to its geometrical design and social function. Contents: The origins of Christian architecture. The Romanesque basilica. Gothic cathedrals in Western Europe. The beginnings of Gothic architecture in Bohemia. Gothic Cathedral of St Vitus: Matthew of Arras and Peter Parler. Architecture in use: liturgy and veneration of relics in the cathedral. Architecture and visual arts: sculpture and painting in the cathedral. Town and the Cathedral. Emmaus Monastery and the New Town of Prague.

Requirements:

None

Syllabus of lectures:

1.The origins of Christian architecture.

2.The Romanesque basilica.

3.Gothic cathedrals in Western Europe.

4.The beginnings of Gothic architecture in Bohemia.

5.1st trip - St Vitus´ Cathedral.

6.Gothic cathedral of St Vitus, 1st phase - Matthew of Arras.

7.Mid-term exam.

8.2nd phase - Peter Parler.

9.Architecture in use: liturgy and veneration of relics in the cathedral.

10.Architecture and visual arts: sculpture and painting in the cathedral.

11.2nd trip - National Gallery.

12.Town and the Cathedral.

13.3rd trip - Emmaus monastery and the New Town of Prague.

14.Final exam.

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Study Objective:

The goal of the course is to demonstrate new interpretations of Gothic architecture to advanced students.

Study materials:

Coldstream,N.: Medieval Architecture, Oxford 2002., Magister Theodoricus, court painter to Charles IV, Exhib. Catalogue Prague 1998.

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Further information:
No time-table has been prepared for this course
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-10-18
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