IT-4 Introduction in Philosophy

The Faculty of Interior Architecture / Interior Architecture
4th Year, sem 1, 2022-2023 | Optional Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation
Course Leader:
lect. Ștefan Vianu
Learning outcomes:
This course handles fundamental notions at the crossroads between philosophy and (the theory of) architecture. By completing this course the students will be able to understand architecture in the context of the European culture, namely to talk and write better about architecture using notions which they will comprehend clearer.
Introduction. Phenomenology and imaginary living. The cosmic condition of man. What is the myth? - Magical thinking and mythical thinking. Architecture and agriculture: the "Neolithic revolution". Primitive house (archetypal). - The idea of the Kosmos in Greek philosophy. - Modern man and his world. Geometric space. Understanding space in modern architecture. - The space of the world of everyday life. The idea of dwelling: identifying man with his space. - The space of the living body (Merleau-Ponty, Pallasmaa) - The idea of ambiance (Baudrillard) - The "aura" of a thing, of a place. Aura and Atmosphere. - The new phenomenology and space. Things. Light and shadows. The space of sounds and the space of silence.
Teaching Method:
Written essay
Baudrillard, The System of Objects, London and New York, 1996 Benjamin, "The work of art in the era of its mechanical reproducibility": Illuminations, IDEA, 2002 Bernea, Space, time and causality among the Romanian people, Humanitas, 1997 Blaga, Trilogy of Values, Humanitas, 2014, 150 Böhme, Atmospheric Architectures: The Aesthetics of Felt Spaces, London, 2017 Bollnow, Human Space, London, 2011 Descartes, Principles of Philosophy, Iri Publishing House, Bucharest, 2000 Descartes, Discourse on Method Eliade, History of Religious Beliefs and Ideas, EU, Bucharest, 2000, pp. 36-43 Gusdorf, Myth and Metaphysics, Amarcord, 1996 Heidegger, Being and Time, Humanitas, 2003 C. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Humanitas, 2008 T. Lipps, Aesthetics. The psychology of beauty and art. II. Aesthetic Contemplation and the Fine Arts, Meridians, 1987 Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception, Aion, 1999 Pallasmaa, The touch that touches: architecture and the senses, Bucharest, 2015 Norberg-Schulz, L’Art du lieu, Le Moniteur, Paris, 1997 Plato, Timaios Schmitz, Brief introduction to the new phenomenology, Ratio et Revelatio, 2018 Schmitz, Atmosphären, Karl Alber Freiburg / München, 2016 Tanizaki, Praise of the Shadow, ART Publishing House, 2019 Zumthor, Atmosfere, Arhitext Foundation Publishing House, 2019