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 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
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 since c. 1775, in its artistic, social, political, and programmatic contexts.
- 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.
- Demonstrate the development of communication skills relating to the key themes of the course.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||3 x 50min lectures per week, 1 x 50min tutorial per week, for 11 weeks.
|Course organiser||Dr Alistair Fair
Tel: (0131 6)51 3913
|Course secretary||Miss Dee Gillespie
Tel: (0131 6)50 2309