HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The history of art and architecture are essential in the intellectual development and in the practise of architecture. The major aim of the course is to enable the student to make judgment, have an historical and bibliographic instruments to be able to analyse and understand movements, effects and protagonists (architects, artists, patrons, benefits, etc) of this fundamental period (first Dublin Descriptor). To achieve this aim it’s necessary to always use multiple approaches and different methods of analysis observing the Unity of History (second Dublin Descriptor).
Undergraduate shall be able to: use the acquired knowledge to make personal and mature judgements (third Dublin Descriptor); use the appropriate technical language (fourth Dublin Descriptor); establish logical connections between topics; read the complexity of architecture (fifth Dublin Descriptor).
Course contents summary
History of contemporary architecture (40 hours, 4 CFU).
Aim of the course is to offer a complete outline of western architecture from XVIII to XX century; the course offers new keys to interpret the world and the role of architecture in the society.
Testi obbligatori per sostenere l’esame:
1) E. Dellapiana, G. Montanari, Una storia dell’architettura contemporanea, Torino, UTET, 2015
2) VERRà INDICATO SULLA PIATTAFORMA ELLY durante la prima settimana di lezioni
Teacher orientated lessons with slides and documentary films; possibility to visit museums and monumental sites; possibility of seminars with external experts.
Attendance is highly recommended because contents of the course are necessary to take for some following exams. Students unable to attend (with certificate reasons such as work) have to contact the teacher to agree on a proper bibliography
Assessment methods and criteria