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Storia dell'Architettura antica e medievale

Degree course Science of architecture
Curriculum Curriculum unico
Learnings Orientamento unico
Academic Year 2019/2020
ECTS 6
Scientific Disciplinary Sector ICAR/18
Year First year
Time unit
Class hours 60
Educational activity Basic training activities

Single group

Professor BRUNO MUSSARI
Objectives The course of Ancient and Medieval History of Architecture have the purpose of providing the basic elements to understand the evolution of architecture over time. The examples screened from the Greek civilization to Renaissance, will be considered by a stylistic and technical point of view, also considering the social, political and cultural context in which they were built. Therefore, the aim of the Course is to identify the aesthetic, social and cultural reasons which governed the evolution of style and constructive techniques over time. , will be considered by a stylistic and technical point of view, also considering the social, political and cultural context in which they were built. Therefore, the aim of the Course is to identify the aesthetic, social and cultural reasons which governed the evolution of style and constructive techniques over time.
Students must to show to have acquired skills about:
- Knowledge and understanding of the main features (cultural, stylistic, technical, structural) which characterize historic buildings in the different periods, also in relation to the cultural framework in
which they were designed
- Ability to learn and making judgments in classifying historic buildings through a critical and comprehensive knowledge of the events
- Communications skills to show the knowledge acquired, making use of specialized terminology for the description of historic buildings and their aesthetic, technical and structural elements.
Programme The course is divided into two sections assigned to two lecturers: the first section “From the Dark Greek Age (XI century b.C.) to the IV century a. C.” assigned to lecturer Bruno Mussari; the second one “From the early Christian architecture to the beginning of Renaissance”, assigned to lecturer Giuseppina Scamardì.
For each period, every section will be divided into subdivisions in which the most significant examples will be discussed. As the subject's vastness, lectures will focus on paradigmatic examples. For example, cases which represents a significant change in architecture will be considered, by verifying the relationship between transformation and permanence of traditional elements.
First section:
1. The Aegean Civilizaztion: the origins of Greek architecture.
2. Greek culture, cult, society, architecture: Temple and “temenos, architectonic orders.
3. Archaic Greek architecture.
4. Classic Greek architecture.
5. Hellenism: buildings, towns and public spaces.
6. Etrurian architecture.
7. Roman architecture: features, typological and structural innovations.
8. Roman architecture during Royal and Republican ages.
9. Imperial roman architecture.
10. The late Ancient age: from the Severe dinasty to Costantine the Great .

The programme will be available in the web teaching page.
Books E. LIPPOLIS, M. LIVADIOTTI, G. ROCCO, Architettura greca. Storia e monumenti del mondo della polis dalle origini al V secolo, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2007
C. BOZZONI, V. FRANCHETTI PARDO, G. ORTOLANI, A. VISCOGLIOSI, L’architettura del mondo antico, Laterza, Roma 2006
P. MORACHIELLO, V. FONTANA, L’architettura del mondo romano, Laterza, Roma 2009.
R. KRAUTHEIMER, Architettura paleocristiana e bizantina, Einaudi, Torino 1986.
R. BONELLI, C. BOZZONI, V. FRANCHETTI PARDO, Storia dell’architettura medievale, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1977.

During the year, lecture notes will be distributed.
Traditional teaching method Yes
Distance teaching method No
Mandatory attendance Yes
Written examination evaluation No
Oral examination evaluation Yes
Aptitude test evaluation No
Project evaluation No
Internship evaluation No
Evaluation in itinere Yes
Practice Test No

Further information

Description Document
Programma 19-20 (programma) Document
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