Arts and civilisations : architecture of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

larke1556  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Arts and civilisations : architecture of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Bragard Philippe;
Main themes
Introduction to the main types of religious, civil and military architecture from the 5th to the 15th centuries. General issues relating to the emergence of forms and to the creation, diffusion and understanding of works. Analyses of these in terms of these different perspectives. Focus on medieval architecture, in its historical and technical context. Role of the master builder and of the commissioner.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Learn how to analyse a selection of significant works of western architecture from the middle ages using a variety of methodologies. Develop the ability to summarize specific analyses in such a way as to acquire a chronological and typological overview relating to both the history of forms and to the history of themes.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
By means of case study, offer a chronological and/or thematic overview of the forms and themes of western architecture in the middle ages through major works. The methodology is mainly based on case studies illustrated by images displayed in the lecture hall. Works will be arranged in chronological and/or thematic order, taking care to place the emphasis on stylistic and iconographic transformation whatever the typological field concerned. Evaluation grids will vary so as to present the diversity and complementarity of the scientific approaches.
Teaching methods
Formal lectures.
Selection of required reading material
Evaluation methods
Written or oral evaluation. Students must create a timeline of medieval architecture.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in Engineering : Architecture

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology

Minor in Medieval Studies

Minor in History of Art and Archeology