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Undergraduate Course: Architectural History: Revivalism to Modernism (ARCH08005)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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 also 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 1950s and 60s and the recent emergence of a Post-modern consciousness.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 30, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Fieldwork Hours 3, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 30 %, Coursework 70 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Learning outcomes are assessed by coursework: precedent study, seminar presentation and written exam.
LO1: written examination (1 x 2hour examination)
LO2: 1 x 2000 word essay
LO3: 1 x tutorial/seminar presentation
Feedback In-class discussion and written feedback on formal submissions (essay and presentation).
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Architectural History: Revivalism to Modernism2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Architectural History: Revivalism to Modernism2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the history and theory of architecture and the related arts since c. 1775, in its artistic, social, political, and programmatic contexts.
  2. Locate and start to critically appraise historians' work on the history and theory of architecture and the related arts since c. 1775, in support of a reflective and informed approach to architectural history and design precedent.
  3. Demonstrate the development of communication skills relating to the key themes of the course.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information 3 x 50min lectures per week, 1 x 50min tutorial per week, for 11 weeks.
Course organiserDr Alistair Fair
Tel: (0131 6)51 3913
Course secretaryMiss Dee Gillespie
Tel: (0131 6)50 2309
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