IT-20 History of Settlements in Europe

The Faculty of Architecture / Architecture
1st Year, sem 1, 2022-2023 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 3
History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation
Course Leader:
lect.dr.arh. Toader Popescu
Teaching Staff:
lect.dr.arh Toader Popescu lect.dr.arh. Irina Calotă
Teaching language:
Learning outcomes:
The student will be acquainted to the major stages of evolution of the European city. He will understand the relation between urban mutations and their historical context. He will develop a capacity to analyze the urban fabric from a historical perspective. The student will understand the diachronic relation between urban form and architectural object. He will have at least a basic and indispensable level of professional culture.
C1. Introduction. Elements of theory and method. The city and urban planning in history. Prehistoric settlements. The Middle East C2. The ancient city- Greece and the Aegean space C3. The ancient city – the Roman city C4. The medieval city C5. The city of the Renaissance C6. The classical city. The baroque city C7. The industrial city of the 19th century C8. The city in the first half of the 20th century C9. The city in the second half of the 20th century C10. Midterm examination C11 – C14. Urban morpho-typology: a historical approach
Teaching Method:
Lectures, presentations
Midterm examination - 50% Final written exam - 50%
Minimal bibliography BENEVOLO, Leonardo, The History of the City, MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 1980 KOSTOF, Spiro, The City Shaped. Urban Patterns and Meanings through History, Thames&Hudson, Londra, 1991 KOSTOF, Spiro, The City Assembled. Elements of Urban Form through History, Little Brown, Boston, 1992 HAROUEL, Jean-Louis, Istoria urbanismului, Ed. Meridiane, București, 2001 (ed. orig. Paris, 1981) Extended bibliography MUMFORD, Lewis, The City in History, Harcourt, San Diego, 1961 GHEORGHIU, Teodor Octavian, Așezări umane, Artpress, Timișoara, 2009-2010 (3 vol.) BENEVOLO, Leonardo, Orașul în istoria Europei, Ed. Polirom, București, 2003 (ed. orig. Roma, 1993) MORRIS, A.E.J., History of the Urban Form, Halsted Press, New York, 1979 CHOAY, Françoise, Urbanismul, utopii și realități, Ed. Paideia, București, 2002 (ed. orig. Paris, 1965) HALL, Peter, Orașele de mâine. O istorie intelectuală a urbanismului în secolul XX, Ed. All Educational, București, 1999 (ed. orig. Oxford, 1988) BLANQUART, Paul, Une histoire de la ville, Ed. La Découverte, Paris, 1997 KOTKIN, Joel, The City. A Global History, Modern Library, New York, 2006 VANCE, James E., The Continuing City. Urban Morphology in Western Civilization, Londra, 1990 PINOL, Jean Luc (coord.), Histoire de l’Europe urbaine, Ed. Seuil, Paris, 2003 (2 vol.) CALABI, Donatella (coord.), seria Storia della città, Ed. Laterza, Roma, 2001-2013 (10 vol.) CRISTEA, Doina, Elemente de mediu în urbanism, curs universitar, IAIM, 1989