Course: Culture and art in modern times I - architecture

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Course title Culture and art in modern times I - architecture
Course code KHI/KUA1T
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Habánová Anna, M.A., Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1) Time and content definition, basic chronology. 2) Classicism. 3) Historicism as a reception of styles, the influence of the Viennese urban concept on the development of Grunder architecture in the Czech lands. 4) Art Nouveau and its forms in architecture. 5) Functionalism and its German-speaking architects. 6) Forms of housing in the 20th century - tenement house, collective housing. 7) Sial and its buildings, especially in Liberec and its surroundings. Exercises: Exercises will focus on practicing chronology and terminology; if possible, they will take place in the inner city of Liberec 1) Basic chronological line. 2) Classicism on the example of the city part V - Kristiánov. 3) Liberec Garden City. 4) Jablonec nad Nisou as a city of Art Nouveau architecture. 5) Realization of Heinrich Lauterbach in Jablonec nad Nisou. 6) Housing estate and its forms in the 20th century. 7) Mountain hotel Jested.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 39 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 39 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will learn the basic aspects of the development of architecture in the 19th and 20th century. Lectures and additional exercises (in the field in front of the originals) are conceived chronologically from classicism through individual forms of historicism, Art Nouveau, functionalism to forms of housing in the 20th century. Emphasis will be placed on regional specifics, German-speaking architects (Lossow and Kühne, Rudolf Bitzan, Heinrich Lauterbach, Max Kühn and others) or the activities of the Sial group.
It corresponds to the definition of the subject and to the demands given in syllabus.
Basic interest in art history, knowledge of terminology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, 

Active attendance on discussions (lessons); fulfilment of homework; passing a test successfully; study of recommended literature
Recommended literature
  • KOHOUT, Michal a Rostislav ŠVÁCHA, ed. Česká republika - moderní architektura. Praha, 2014. ISBN 978-80-903826-0-2.
  • SEDLÁKOVÁ, Radomíra a Pavel FRIČ. 20. století české architektury. Praha, 2006. ISBN 80-86652-24-6.
  • Šefců, O.:. Architektura: lexikon architektonických prvků a stavebního řemesla. Praha, 2013. ISBN 978-80-247-3120-9.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): - (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter