History of Architecture I / II

The aim of the course is to trace the most important features of Gothic cathedral architecture including its social context and building technology. Students should acquire the ability to interpret Gothic architecture according to its geometrical design and social function. Contents: The origins of Christian architecture. The Romanesque basilica. Gothic cathedrals in Western Europe. The beginnings of Gothic architecture in Bohemia. Gothic cathedral of St Vitus: Matthew of Arras and Peter Parler. Architecture in use: liturgy and veneration of relics in the cathedral. Architecture and visual arts: sculpture and painting in the cathedral. Town and the Cathedral. Emmaus monastery and the New Town of Prague.

The minimum number of students to open the course is 5. EXCEPTION for self-paying students: if there are less than 5 students, the course will be taught in consultations.

related courses

500DA3-4 / 555DA3/4 History of Architecture III / IV

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