ARCH107 Understanding Art and Architecture

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
Wednesday 14.00 - 16.00
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to


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Course Objectives This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of art and architectural practice, through an analysis of the production of art and architecure drawn form a range of historical periods and contexts.
Textbook Ernst Gombrich, The Story of Art, 16th Edition, Phaidon Press, 2007
Additional Literature
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify key art and architectural styles and movements
  2. Understand the contexts in which art and architectural practices have been undertaken
  3. Identufy and and understandthe common themes and links between art and architecture
  4. Understand the meaning of art and architecture through acquiring the analystic tools allowing them to read and analyse the production of art and architecture
Teaching Methods Teach will comprise of lectures, and class discussions. Set readings will form a key component of the teaching practice.
Teaching Method Delivery Teaching Method Delivery Notes
Week 1 Introduction As per in class instructions
Week 2 What is Art? Ernst Gombrich, The Story of Art
Week 3 Classical Art and Architecture Mary Beard, Classical Art From Greece to Rome, and John Summerson, The Classical Language of Architecture
Week 4 Gothic - Art and Architecture of Light Nicola Coldstream, Medieval Architecture, and Michael Camile, Gothic Art
Week 5 Renaissance Art and Architecture Christy Anderson, Renaissance Architecture, and Evelyn Welch, Art in Renaissance Italy 1350-1500
Week 6 Baroque Art and Architecture Rolf Toman, Baroque (Art & Architecture)
Week 7 Mid Term Exam
Week 8 The Enlightenment William Vaughan, Romanticism and Art
Week 9 The Industrial Revolution Niklaus Poevsner, The Sources of Modern Architecture and Design
Week 10 Modernism 1 Locating Modernism
Week 11 Modernism 2 Impressionism Georg Simmel, The Metropolis and Mental Life
Week 12 Cubism & Futurism Paul Smith, Impressionism
Week 13 Modernism 3 Nikos Stangos, Concepts of Modern Art
Week 14 Recap Nikos Stangos, Concepts of Modern Art
Week 15
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
In-term exam 1 20 1,2,3,4,5
Assignments 2 40 1,2,3,4,5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 2 15 30 Assignments 5 2 10
Home Study 1 10 10 In-term exam study 10 1 10
Final Exam study 15 1 15
        Total Workload Hours =
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit =
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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