Postgraduate Course: British Architecture in the Long Eighteenth Century (ARHI11010)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces students to the issues and debates in the study of British Architecture in the Georgian Period.
By the early eighteenth century the search for definitive cultural precedents brought British architects to the European continent where they studied the buildings of early western civilisation in Rome, and later at the Greek fountainhead. Influenced by these Classical models architects returned to Britain and adapted concepts of the Antique to their own styles. This course will study the Palladians, James Gibbs, the impact of the Grand Tour, the neo-classicism of both William Chambers and Robert Adam, architectural publications, the Greek Revival, the Picturesque Movement and will culminate with an analysis of the personal style of Soane, whose eclecticism foreshadowed the architectural debates of the nineteenth century.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||4,000 word essay (100% of assessment).
||An interim draft hand-in will be used to provide formal, formative feedback and additional feedback will be provided in tutorials.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an extensive knowledge and understanding of the Architecture of Georgian Britain and its historiography
- Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the theoretical and philosophical context in which architecture was made in the Georgian period
- Demonstrate the ability to construct a sophisticated art and architectural-historical argument, informed by a critical analysis of primary sources and secondary sources
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||1. A critical understanding of the principal theories, concepts and principles.
2. A critical review and consolidation of knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in a subject area
3. Demonstration of presentations skills that convey, formally and informally, information about specialised topics to informed audiences.
4. An exercise of autonomy and initiation in professional/equivalent activities.
|Course organiser||Mr John Lowrey
Tel: (0131 6)50 2314
|Course secretary||Miss Emma Binks
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735