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History of Civil Engineering and Architecture

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Course Unit Code226-0247/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated2 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KRC05Ing. arch. Igor Krčmář
Students of the Civil Engineering program must master a number of subjects that are purely technical in nature. For an overall understanding of their significance and broad contexts of design and history, it is essential that listeners understand the history of construction and architecture throughout its timeline. Only on the basis of this study can they become quality technicians and engineers.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Introduction to the historical development of architecture and construction in the late 19th century, with an emphasis on style classification and evolution of structure in different historical periods.
Course Contents
1) Building and Architecture - the importance and challenges the basic building terminology
2) The basic concepts of historical architecture - historical vaults, ceilings ...
3) Basic concepts of historic architecture - layout broken secular and religious buildings
4) Construction forms of Prehistory and Antiquity (the older Stone Age to Bronze Age, the area outside Europe, Egypt)
5) Construction forms of antiquity (ancient Greece)
6) Construction forms of antiquity (ancient Rome)
7) Construction forms of the Middle Ages (Christian antiquity, pre-Roman period, Byzantium)
8) Construction forms of the Middle Ages (Romanesque)
9) Construction forms of Ages (Gothic)
10) Building forms the Modern Era (Renaissance)
11) Construction forms of modern times (Baroque)
12) Construction forms of modern times (Classical)
13) Construction forms of modern times (historicism and romanticism)
14) Construction forms of the 19th and early 20th century (late historicism and art nouveau)
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Francis D. K. Ching, Mark M. Jarzombek, Vikramaditya Prakash.:A Global History of Architecture
Syrový B.: Architektura svědectví dob. Praha 1974.
Dudák V., kolektiv.: Encyklopedie světové architektury
Pijoan J. : Dějiny umění 1 – 10 (obrazová příloha).
Škabrada, Jiří, Konstrukce historických staveb. Praha 2003
Syrový, B.: Architektura. Oborové encyklopedie SNTL. Praha 1973.

Recommended Reading:
Francis D. K. Ching, Mark M. Jarzombek, Vikramaditya Prakash.:A Global History of Architecture
Raeburn, M. A kol.: Dějiny architektury. Praha 1993.
Koch, W.: Evropská architektura: encyklopedie evropské architektury od antiky po současnost. Praha 2009.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
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Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Graded exercises evaluationGraded credit100 51