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The Foundations of Civil Engineering and Architecture

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Course Unit Code226-0101/04
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
FRO04Ing. arch. Klára Palánová, Ph.D.
Development of architecture and civil engineering by view of human, forms, construction, history, buildings, materials, theory, urbanism.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Identification with development of civil engineering and architecture with forcible on development of construction in particular historical grades.
Course Contents
1. Introduction to study at Faculty of Civil Engineering
2. Civil Engineering and Architecture.
3. Prehistoric and ancient architecture
4. Old Greek and Roman architecture
5. Ancient architecture: examples
6. Medieval architecture
7. Medieval architecture: examples
8. Renaissance, baroque.
9. Clasicism, romanticism.
10. Non-European architecture in modern times.
11. 20th century architecture.
12. Introduction to modern civil engineering.
13. Current state of engineering, environmental aspects.
14. Examples of modern architecture.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Francis Ching, Mark Jarzombek, Vikram Prakash, A Global History of Architecture, Wiley, 2006.
Watkin, David (Sep 2005), A History of Western Architecture, Hali Publications, ISBN

Koch, W.: Evropská architektura, Univerzum 2008
Bukovský, J., Haas F. Nauka o projektování – přehled vývoje architektury a stavebnictví, Brno: Vysoké učení technické, 1990.
B. Syrový: Architektura svědectví dob. Praha 1974. (Kapitoly o dějinách české architektury.)
Recommended Reading:
Pijoan J.and Roys, Ralph Loveland, and Harshe, Robert B. History of Art. 3 vols. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928
Dudák V., kolektiv.: Encyklopedie světové architektury, Baset, 2002
Pijoan J. : Dějiny umění, Praha, Odeon, 1977 - 2002
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