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Storia dell'Architettura 1 (EA)
Histroy of architecture 1 EA
Paolo Clini

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 9
Hours 90
Period E/1s-2s
Language ENG


Learning outcomes
The course provides students with tools for knowledge and historical and the critical understanding of architecture from the Greek and Roman Antiquities to the 18th Century. Such knowledge is acquired through the theories of architecture and the study of the characters of the space, forms, languages and styles, typologies and construction of the most significant works and the review of the current and the most representative authors. The course aims also to give students methods and tools for the analysis of the heritage and to stimulate sensitivity to the cultural and architectural context.
The course aims to give to the students the ability to express critical attitudes and analysis of the design process, aimed at assessing the relationship with the context for the maintenance, preservation and develoment of the cultural heritage.
The analysis of key works showing the evolution of languages and techniques of architecture and construction is developed in the laboratory annexed to the course. This activity aims to improve the ability of use critical and technical tools that will be developed in the design courses.

ARCHITECTURE OF ORIGINS, the definition of the archetype forms of architecture. GREEK ARCHITECTURE, general features of Greek art and culture; the architecture of the temples in archaic, classical and Hellenistic periods. The Acropolis in Athens. ROMAN AND EARLY CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE : features of Roman art and culture; from the republican age to Constantine; the late ancient and the premises of medieval architecture. ROMANESQUE AND MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE: the Early romantics; Romanesque in Europe and in Italy (the early renaissance); Gothic Architecture in Europe and in Italy. RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE: Renaissance art and culture; from the Florentine 400’s (Alberti, Brunelleschi) to the Roman ‘500’s (Bramante, Michelangelo, Raffaello); Classicism and mannerism in northern Italy (Palladium, Giulio Romano). BAROQUE AND ROCOCO' ARCHITECTURE : art and culture in the ‘600’s; Baroque in Rome (Bernini, Borromini) and in Piedmont (Guarini, Juvarra). NEOCLASSICISMO: Art and neoclassic culture, neoclassicism in Europe and in Italy.

Development of the examination
To take the exam, students must have attended at least 80% of the laboratory classes. According to covered topics, the exam will include: • Oral exam on the general part; • Laboratory activity assessment

The exam consists of an oral test on the course topics and of a discussion on laboratory activity. Each student will also be asked to carry out an in-depth activity by producing an incisive personal interpretation, still oral, on one of the topics covered in class.

The final mark is expressed in thirties

Serious lack of knowledge pertaining to history periodization and identification of the artefacts and buildings as described above will result in non-achievement of overall success. Top marks are awarded when thorough knowledge of the contents and good self-critical interpretation of the same are proven. Students that, in addition to achieving top marks, demonstrate to fully master the subject, together with the adequate language register, are eligible for laude.

Recommended reading
De Fusco, Renato, Mille anni di architettura in Europa, Bari, Laterza, 1999, pp. 714. AA. VV., Lineamenti di Storia dell’Architettura, Sovera, Roma, 2000 (I° ed. 1994) Summerson John, Il linguaggio classico dell’Architettura, Torino, Einaudi, 2000 (I° ed. 1963), pp. 100. Vitruvio, De Architectura, an italian editions with drawings and comments. Lecture notes organised by the teacher available at the photocopy center of the Faculty of Engeneering.

  • Ingegneria Edile-Architettura (Corso di Laurea Magistrale con Riconoscimento Europeo (DM 270/04))

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