History of Theory of Architecture 1

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
LEVEL
Bachelor
Master
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
2
PERIOD
04/09/2023 to 22/01/2024

Course Description

The subject History of Theory of Architecture I. follows the structure of preliminary architectural history courses focusing on the determinant theories of architecture of different periods. The exploration of the most important tendencies and notions of theory of architecture is based on the preliminary history of architecture studies in an essentially chronological structure, evaluating them in critical analysis and searching their role in the history of ideas. Lecture topics include: Categories and concepts of theory in the history of architecture from antiquity to the raise of modernism in the beginning of the 20th century. Vitruvius and his interpretations. Architectural theory in the Middle Ages from early Christianity to late Gothic period. Humanism and the revival of antique architecture in the 15th. The column orders and commentaries on Vitruvius; the theory of the ideal city. Baroque in the reform of the catholic church. Academic movement in France and Classicism in Italy in the 17th . Theory of architecture in France in the 18th century. Enlightenment and revolutionary architecture. 19th century theories in England, France and Germany; the interpretation of medieval and classical heritage. The dilemma of eclecticism. Pioneers of modernism and their manifests. The pluralism in the interpretation of architectural space; architecture and philosophy.

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Duration

28 h / 14 weeks

ECTS

2

Validation mode

Written examination

Maximum number of students

5

Organizer

Partner

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Faculty

Faculty of Architecture

Department

Department of History of Architecture and Monument Preservation

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