IT-25 Western Architecture in the 19th Century

The Faculty of Architecture / Architecture
2nd Year, sem 1, 2022-2023 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 3
History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation
Course Leader:
conf.dr.arh. Horia Moldovan
Teaching language:
Learning outcomes:
Detailed account of architecture and urban planning in Western Europe and United States from mid eighteenth century to the late nineteenth century. Analysis of the evolution of the architecture that (re)consider historical sources (ancient, medieval etc.) and of innovative directions in the context of profound changes that Western civilization suffered.
Lecture topics: Classical tradition in the second half of the eighteenth century: science, archeology, theory Visionary architects: Etienne-Louis and Claude-Nicolas Ledoux Boullée Romanticism in architecture: general features Architecture in France during the revolutionary decade and Napoleonian period Searching for a new style: the Middle Ages and the classical ideal in German speaking countries in the first half of the nineteenth century City of the nineteenth century – premises, models, evolution École des Beaux-Arts – architectural training in the nineteenth century Eclecticism in architecture Architecture and engineering: new materials – new aesthetics The evolution of architecture and urban planning in the United States (1750-1890)
Teaching Method:
Written exam
Bibliography HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING - GENERAL STUDIES FRAMPTON Kenneth, Modern Architecture. A Critical History, 3rd edition, London, Thames and Hudson Ltd., 2003 HITCHCOCK, Henry-Russell, Architecture: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Pelican History of Art, Harmondsworth, 1977 KOSTOF, Spiro, A History of Architecture. Settings and Rituals, Oxford University Press, 1995 KRUFT, Hano-Walter, A History of Architectural Theory. From Vitruvius to the Present, New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 1994 WATKIN, David, A History of Western Architecture, Laurence King, 2000 HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING - 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES BENEVOLO, Leonardo, History of Modern Architecture, vol. I, The Tradition of Modern Architecture, The MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, (1977) 1980 BENEVOLO, Leonardo, The Origins of Modern Town Plannig, The MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, (1963) 1967 BERGDOLL, Barry, European Architecture 1780-1890, Oxford University Press, 2000 CHOAY, Françoise, The Modern City: Planning in the 19th Century, New York, George Braziller, 1969 COLLINS, Peter, Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture. 1750-1950, McGill-Queenʼs University Press, (1965) 1984 LASCU, Nicolae, MĂRGINEANU CÂRSTOIU, Monica, (ed.), Arhitectura ca artă. Premise teoretice ale arhitecturii secolului XX, de la François Blondel la Camillo Boito, București, ed. Meridiane, 1987 MIDDLETON, Robin (ed.), The Beaux-Arts and the Nineteenth-century French Architecture, The MIT Press, 1982 MIGNOT, Claude, Architecture of the 19th Century, Köln, Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH, (1983) 1994 WATKIN, David, MIDDLETON, Robin, Architecture in the Nineteenth Century, Electa, Milano, (1980) 2003 WATKIN, David, MELLINGHOFF, Tilman, German Architecture and the Classical Ideal: 1740-1840, London, Thames & Hudson Ltd., 1987
In order to pass the exam, the final mark must be 5,00 (five)