Undergraduate Course: Architectural History 1A: From Antiquity to Enlightenment (ARHI08001)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED, FROM 2018/19 PLEASE ENROLL ON ARHI08009
The course 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. Semester 1 concludes with an examination of the theoretical, cultural, and stylistic aspects of the architecture of the European Enlightenment.
Throughout the course the development of building technology and the social, religious, and political understanding of buildings are recurring themes. Excursions into the related fields of landscape architecture and urban design necessarily appear from time to time.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Architectural History 1 (ARHI08005)
||Other requirements|| THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED, FROM 2018/19 PLEASE ENROLL ON ARHI08009
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
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
||A weekly tutorial
|Course organiser||Dr Alistair Fair
Tel: (0131 6)51 3913
|Course secretary||Ms Helen Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)51 5775