Undergraduate Course: Architectural History: Introduction to World Architecture (ARCH08003)
|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 IS NOW CLOSED, FROM 2018/19 PLEASE ENROLL ON ARHI08004
This course introduces significant architectures of the world. It begins with an examination of Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architecture, the architecture of the Middle Ages, Islam, Pre-Columbian America, and the first great re-evaluation of Antiquity in the Italian Renaissance.
It goes on to survey the Renaissance in Britain and Northern Europe and the subsequent influence of the Italian Baroque in these areas. Later, other significant cultural traditions in the history of architecture are introduced, such as those of India, China, and Japan.
The course concludes with an examination of the theoretical, cultural, and stylistic aspects of the architecture of the European Enlightenment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED, FROM 2018/19 PLEASE ENROLL ON ARHI08004
|Additional Costs|| Processes and materials involved in the presentation of work: printing and reprographic charges, photographic costs, drawing and modelling materials; digital storage etc.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the history and theory of architecture and the related arts before c. 1800, in its artistic, social, political, and programmatic contexts.
- Locate and start to appraise critically historians' work on the history and theory of architecture and the related arts before c. 1800, in support of a reflective and informed approach to architectural history and design precedent.
- Demonstrate the development of communication skills relating to the key themes of the course.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||3 - 4 hours per week for architectural history drawing portfolio classes. Additional tutorials may be arranged.
|Course organiser||Dr Alistair Fair
Tel: (0131 6)51 3913
|Course secretary||Ms Helen Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)51 5775