Beyond Antiquity: Architecture 400-1400

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LKX017P05
Vaknaam Beyond Antiquity: Architecture 400-1400
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Beyond Antiquity: Architecture 400-1400
Leerdoelen The participants acquire basic knowledge of architectural history and an insight into the development of European architecture up to the Middle Ages. They will be able to use the relevant terminology to analyse and interpret buildings and will be able to identify chronologically and geographically typical buildings and their respective periods.
Omschrijving The course is an introduction to the history of architecture and provides an overview of the built environment from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. The focus is on Europe, although global examples are also included for a more comprehensive understanding. In addition to sacred architecture, the development of distinctive secular architecture in the late Middle Ages as the formative years of the modern era is also addressed.

In the tutorials, technical terms and the analysis of architecture are covered and aspects such as liturgical function, symbolic meanings, building techniques and the emergence of cities as hotspots of a new urban culture are discussed. Students must prepare by reading a selection of texts, both source material in translation and secondary literature.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm excursie, hoorcollege, werkcollege
(1 x 2 uur hoorcollege, 1 x 2 uur werkcollege)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen, schriftelijke opdracht(en)
(schriftelijk tentamen 3 uur)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. B.T. Mager
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
A History of Western Architecture David Watkin 1780675976 €  32,00
Thames & Hudson Introduction to Art Debra J. Dewitte, Ralph M. Larmann 9780500239438 €  34,25
Opmerkingen 80% attendance requirement and active participation in seminars. English fluency, in accordance with the requirements of the Faculty of Arts. The estimated excursion costs for this course are €35,00 per student.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 1 semester I a keuze
Ba Kunstgeschiedenis  (Major) 1 semester I a verplicht
Ba Open colleges Letteren - semester I a keuze
Minor Art and Religion 3 semester I a keuzegroep
Minor Art and Religion - semester I a verplicht