The history of architecture is essential in the intellectual development. The major aim of the course is to enable the student to make judgment, have an historical and bibliografic instruments to be able to analyse and understand movements, effects and protagonists (architects, artists, patrons, benefits, etc) of this foundamental 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 Desrciptor).
Knoledge of historical background, social, economic, political context in Europe from XV to XVII century.
Course contents summary
Architectural culture, beetwen XVI-XVIII century, will be analyzed through manufacts and theory
Renaissance architectural treatises; works of: Leon battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Filarete, Serlio, Vignola, Palladio, Michelangelo, Giulio Romano, Jacopo Sansovino, Bernardo Rossellino, Michelozzo, Giuliano da Sangallo, Antonio da Sangallo.
Leonardo Benevolo, Storia dell'architattura del Rinascimento, Roma-Bari, Laterza
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Teacher orientated lessons with slides and documentary films; possibility to visit museums and monumental sites; possibility of seminars with esternal experts. Attendance is highly recomended 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
Oral examimation, if necessary elementary sketch exemplifications, descriptions of photos or drawings of buildings, details, architectural sculptures, etc. The first set of questions tend to evaluate the basic knowledge of the program and basic ability to establish logical connections between topics. The second set of questions check strictly the criticism, the correct use of the appropriate language (fourth Dublin Descriptor), the ability to establish logical connections between topics and of reading the complexity of architecture (fifth Dublin Descriptor).