Course: Poetics of visual art and architecture

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Course title Poetics of visual art and architecture
Course code KDA/POEN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
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
  • Šenk Filip, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Vlček Tomáš, prof. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Introduction to the poetics 2. Introduction to the semantics 3. Poetics of elements of representation in visual art (meaning on the axis between: texture and structure, fragment and wholeness, shape and amorphousness, light-dark schema and colour, symmetry and asymmetry, horizontal and vertical, left and right side, upwards, downwards, harmony and disharmony, plus other meanings of forms and appearances in the realm of visual) 4. Mimesis and poetics of visual representation in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and other media and genres of visual art 5. Poetics of body and sensuality 6. Poetics of spatial representation 7. Poetics of Image-schemata, emblems. Poetics and iconography, iconology, Gestalt-psychology, hermeneutics. 8. Poetics of visual art and interpretation of art by art history, theory of art, philosophy and by other disciplines of humanities and social sciences.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 5 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course brings an introduction to the Philosophy, Ethic, Methods and Practices of Conservation of Monuments, Historic Buildings, Urban Ensembles and Landscapes in their historic development and current state. It gives the Basic Information on Historical and Archaeological Survey and Documentation of Monuments, their Listing and Legal Protection in the Czech Republic. The current state of Conservation Practice inclusive the Technological aspects will be demonstrated on the selected illustrative cases. Attention will also be payed to the International context and collaboration in these fields.
To develop the ability of reflection and contextual thinking in poetics of art.

Assessment methods and criteria
Presentation of acquired knowledge via paper

A classified examination
Recommended literature
  • Aristeles. Poetika. Praha, 1999.
  • Arnheim, R. Visual Thinking. University of California, 1969.
  • Bachelard, G. Poetika prostoru. Praha, 2009.
  • Bollnow, O.F. Mensch und Raum. Stuttgart, 1994.
  • Doubravová, J. Sémiotika v teorii a praxi. Praha, 2008.
  • Gombrich, E. Umění a iluze. Praha, 1985.
  • Goodman, N. Jazyky umění. Praha, 2007.
  • Kemp, W. Architektur analysieren. München, 2009.
  • Konečný, L. Mezi textem a obrazem. Praha, 2002.
  • Merleau-Ponty, M. Oko a duch. Praha, 1971.
  • Petříček, M. Myšlení obrazem. Praha, 2009.

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