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2019/2020

Theory of Architecture

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
D29TEA_EN ZK 2P
Lecturer:
Lenka Popelová (guarantor)
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Department of Architecture
Synopsis:

The of theory of architecture, closely connected with philosophy, sociology and other humanities, is a methodical tool of contemporary interpretation of architecture and building culture, or of reflection on it. The student is acquainted with the main interpretative streams:

Modernism based on theoretical suggestions of important representatives of 20th century architecture (Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Siegfried Giedion, Mies van der Rohe, Kenneth Frampton, Ignasi de Sola Morales, ...).

Semiotics, the science of character, based on the interpretation of W. Morris, F. de Saussure, in Ch. Jenckse.

Phenomenology as an alternative way of interpreting architecture perceived as existential and lived space, based on the philosophy of E. Husserl and M. Heidegger, in architecture by K. Lynch and Ch.Norberg Schulz.

Iconology dealing with the symbolism and significance of the construction work (E. Panofsky, etc.).

Tendencies based on recent knowledge of the relationship between architecture and the digital age (W. Maas - MVRDV, Rem Koolhaas, BIG, etc.).

Contemporary issues: architecture and public space, scenology, architecture and fine arts.

These methodological approaches are confronted with the available theoretical literature, on the basis of which students work on the interpretation of the selected construction work.

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Data valid to 2020-04-06
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