Towards Modernity: A&L 1400-1800

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LKX027P05
Vaknaam Towards Modernity: A&L 1400-1800
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Towards Modernity: Architecture & Landscapes 1400-1800
Leerdoelen 1. Basic knowledge of and insight in the development of European architecture and garden design in the early modern period.
2. Understanding of the interrelationships between the built environment and the surrounding garden.
3. Basic knowledge of relevant terminology.
Omschrijving The course will offer an overview of architectural developments during the early-modern period in relation to the design of gardens and parks, from the beginnings of the Renaissance in Florence shortly after 1400, through the age of Absolutism with its grand houses, to the rise on Neo-Classicism on the eve of the French Revolution.

Among the typologies to be discussed in the tutorials are the Italian villa and the giardino all’italiana, the French château with the Baroque formal garden, and the English country house with its landscape park. With a special eye on the Dutch situation also the phenomenon of country houses along the river Vecht, around Haarlem, as well as in the Groningen countryside will be dealt with.
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
Docent(en) dr. B.T. Mager
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
A History of Western Architecture, London 1986 or later edition (Dutch translation: De westerse architectuur. Een geschiedenis, Nijmegen 1994 or later edition). David Watkin €  25,99
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.
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