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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

20th Century Architecture

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D29CAR ZK 2P
Lecturer:
Zdeněk Lukeš (guarantor), Josef Záruba Pfeffermann
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Department of Architecture
Synopsis:

The lecture series presents an overview of the history of 20th century architecture from the situation before the First World War: fundamental trends, theoretical and methodological issues. At the beginning of the course, the theoretical foundations of modernist architectural concepts from the 18th to 19th centuries, representatives of the interwar functionalism, are compared with the opinions of their critics who initiated the postmodernism movement in the 1960s. Rivalry and intertwining of modernist and traditionalist currents, the contribution of each according to contemporary propaganda and from today's perspective. The focus of the course is to introduce characteristic features and important buildings in their specific cultural, national and author modifications. Typical world tendencies are compared with Czech local development including taking into account its specifics. A special chapter is the application of the socialist-realistic canon in Czech architecture, which was practiced by representatives of the former interwar avant-garde. All tendencies of the late 20th century - postmodernism, continuation of modernism, high-tech, deconstructivism and others will be characterized.

It also includes the institutional history of the field.

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