Undergraduate Course: Meanings of Classicisms (ARHI10039)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course examines why particular architectural forms can be invested with different meanings at times and places. It explores why classicism is a recurrent phenomenon in western architecture and in some non-western cultures, especially the relationship between architecture and power.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Students should normally have passed at least 60 credits of Architectural History or History of Art/History courses at Level 8. If the pre-requisites cannot be met, entry to this course can be negotiated in consultation with either the Course Organiser or Programme Director (Architectural History).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Architectural History/History of Art courses at Grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of classicism as a grammar of architecture, subject to change, according to historical and local circumstances.
- Critically evaluate material and documentary sources for classical architecture.
- Demonstrate communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
|Anthony Grafton, Glenn Most, Salvatore Settis (eds)'The Classical Tradition' (Harvard UP, Cambridge 2010), |
Michael Greenhalgh, 'The Classical Tradition in Art, Duckworth, London, 1978
Craig W. Kallendorf (ed.), ' A Companion to the Classical Tradition', Blackwell, Oxford, 2007
Salvatore Settis, 'The future of the classical' Polity Press, Cambridge, 2006 Robert A. M. Stern, 'Modern Classicism, Rizzoli, NY, 1988
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||classicsm, architecture, order, authority power
|Course organiser||Prof Ian Campbell
|Course secretary||Ms Fiona Binning