Undergraduate Course: Architectural History: Revivalism to Modernism (ARCH08005)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course surveys key topics in architectural history from the early nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. It examines the nineteenth-century stylistic revivals, and introduces the apparently contradictory theme of modernity in architecture. It discusses the nineteenth century development of new and more sophisticated typologies along with the novel materials and technologies that made this possible. The revivalist and the modern are also discussed in terms of the conflict between industrial and anti-industrial that saw the architectural technology of the Crystal Palace juxtaposed with the emergence of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The course traces the complex ideas that lie behind the emergence of Modernism in the early decades of the 20th century. It concludes by considering the revision of Modernism in the 1950's and 60's and the recentemergence of a Post-modern consciousness.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 30,
Fieldwork Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Learning outcomes are assessed by coursework: precedent study, seminar presentation and written exam.
LO1: written examination (1x2hour examination)
LO2: 1 x 2000 word essay
LO3: 1x 15 minute tutorial/seminar presentation
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Architectural History: Revivalism to Modernism||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Architectural History: Revivalism to Modernism||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major movements in nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture.
- Demonstrate skills in research, analysing and writing in relation to LO1.
- Demonstrate verbal and visual communication skills in relation to LO1.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||3 x 50min lectures per week, 1 x 50min tutorial per week, for 11 weeks.
|Keywords||Architecture, history, theory
|Course organiser||Prof Ian Campbell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5791
|Course secretary||Mrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802
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