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An introduction to the history of architecture and town planning in Europe between the 16th and 20th centuries, with particular attention to urban contexts and their variables.
The course aims to illustrate some of the main questions of architectural historiography: tradition and innovation, language, author, project. The lessons will focus on specific case-studies, discussed as examples of more general issues, in order to identify the continuities, as well as the turning points, affecting the building process over the long period. Special attention will be devoted to methodological questions, aiming to present architectural history as a specific field of research in the broader context of historical and art-historical disciplines.
At the end of the course the student will know the main episodes and monuments of the history of European architecture and town planning from the 16th to the 20th cent. He will also be able to master the issues and concepts discussed in the lessons: the cultural coordinates of architectural projects; the political, economic, social role of architecture; the importance of historical contexts.
No prerequisites required.
Lectures. Attendance of lessons is not mandatory, but strongly recommended.
The capital cities of modern Europe
The end of the Old Regime
The age of revolutions
The ‘birth’ of town planning
The American models
The International Syle
The case of Italy
Given the approach of the course and the broad span of time considered, there isn’t a single handbook that can substitute the attendance at classes. For a general overview, and/or for more analytical studies it may be useful to consult:
The teacher is available to students for any orientation and bibliographic information, and for further advices about classes and exams.
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exams will focus on the issues and problems discussed during the lessons, and will comprise a written (multiple choice) test and an oral examination.
In addition to the knowledge of the topics discussed in class, for the oral examination it is required the reading of one book by choice among the followings:
Given the character of the course, attendance of lessons will be advantageous.