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Introduction to the theological, ideological and theoretical stances which inform works from Antiquity and the Middle Ages
- The beginnings of architecture
- Pharaonic Egypt: petrified eternity
- Hellenic Antiquity: divine perfection of proportion
- The Roman world: a universal and imperial construction
- Paleochristian conversion: the renewal of meaning
- Byzantine synthesis: Hellenism, Roman culture, Orientalism, Christianity
- Isla : abstract expression of the divine
- Romanesque experiments: Christianity made manifest
- Gothic exaltation: structured use of light
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
The History of Architecture teaching unit is designed to provide a set of references. It will however avoid considering history as merely a reservoir of examples, but attempt to analyse 'historically', i.e. to put these examples in their context to gain better understanding of their complex meaning.
The main objective of the unit is to ask questions and attempt to understand architecture, as a complex phenomenon, of an intellectual, physical and social kind, and its meaning. This will be done by taking a strictly historical approach.
Specific learning outcomes:
By the end of this course, students are able to
Build knowledge of architecture
Use the technical dimension
- Von MEISS (P.), De la forme au lieu. Une introduction à l'étude de l'architecture, Lausanne, 1993.
- TARICAT (J.), Histoires d'architecture, [Parenthèses], 2004 .
- NORBERG-SCHULZ (Ch.), La signification dans l'architecture occidentale, Bruxelles-Liège, 1977.
- CHEYNUT (J.) et LEFEVRE (P), Parcours d'architectes, Paris, [Le Cavalier Bleu], 2012.
- DONNADIEU (B.), L'apprentissage du regard. Leçons d'architecture de Dominique Spinetta, Paris, 2002.
Faculty or entity
Title of the programme
Bachelor in Architecture (Tournai)