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IT-27 The Architectural Phenomenon until the 20th Century

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Urban Design and Planning
1st Year, sem 1, 2020-2021 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation
Course Leader:
prof.dr.habil.arh Hanna Derer
Teaching Staff:
Istoria arhitecturii în Europa / History of European - prof.dr.habil.arh./arch. Hanna Derer
Istoria arhitecturii în România / History of Architecture in Romania - conf.dr.arh./arch. Petru Mortu
Learning outcomes:
Structuring the foundation of the specific knowledge by studying the main composition principles present at the scale of the architectural object, that of ensembles and that of sttlements in Europe and in Romania, analyzed from the perspective offered by defining aspects of the civilizations that have conceived them.
Titles of the lectures
1. Fundamental types of space – from the Neolithic dwellings to the architecture of prehellenic civilizations and that of the Etruscan one
2. The religious architecture of the classic Antiquity and its relationships with its context
3. The Middle Ages in Eastern Europe: the Byzantine ideal about space
4. The Middle Ages in Western Europe: continuity and discontinuity from Romanesque to Gothic
5. The object more important than its context: Italian early and high renaissance
6. Rebirth of the dialogue between object and context: Italian mannerism and late renaissance
7. Object, context, town: from baroque to romanticism and historism
8. The history of architecture in Romania – introduction to the general features, periods, regions, architectural programs and urban planning
9. The historic regions and their architecture in relationship to the European architecture of the time
10. Renaissance in Transylvania
11. Post-Byzantine architecture (Walachia and Moldavia)
12. Post-Byzantine architecture (Walachia and Moldavia)
13. The 18th century and its phenomenon in the Romanian historic regions
14. The 19th century, general features of modernity
Teaching Method:
intermediate evaluation and exam
E-books (as well)
Roth, Leland M.; Roth Clark, Amanda C., Understanding Architecture. Its Elements, History, and Meaning, 2018
Ching, Francis D. K.; Jarzombek, Mark M.; Prakash, Vikramaditya,
A Global History of Architecture, 2017
Harbison, Robert, Travels in the History of Architecture, 2011
Fletcher, Banister, Sir, A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method, 1953
Gympel, Jan, The Story of Architecture: from Antiquity to the Present, 2008
Roth, Leland, M., Understanding Architecture. Its Elements, History and Meaning, 2nd edition, Westview Press, 2007
Ching, F., Jarzombek, M., Prakash, V., A global history of architecture, John Wiley ans Sons, Inc., New York, 2007
Moffett, M., Fazio, M., Wodehouse, L., A World History of Architecture, Laurence King ed., London, 2003
Sutton, Ian, L’Architecture Occidentale de la Grèce antique à nos jours, Thames and Hudson SARL, Paris, (1999), 2001
Watkin, David, A history of western architecture, Laurence King ed., Londra, 2000
Fletcher, B. Sir, A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method, Londra, (1897)
Kostof, Spiro, History of Architecture, Oxford, 1985
Perogalli, Carlo, Storia dell architettura, Milano, 1973
Ache, J.B., Elements d’une histoire de l’art de batir, Paris, 1970
Mumford, L., The City in History, Londra, 1961
Pevsner, N., An Outline of European Architecture, Harmondsworth, (1943)
Notele de curs dedicate Facultatii de Arhitectura ale
prof.dr.arh. Sanda Voiculescu, Note de curs – antichitatea si evul mediu
prof.dr.arh. Mira Dordea, Note de curs – renastere si baroc
Selective literature is provided at the beginning of each teaching cycle.


Tur virtual
Illustration by Laura Cristea and Cristina Popescu
Ten good reasons to study Architecture at UAUIM
The English taught Arhitecture Programme:
Ten Good Reasons.pdf
UAUIM brochure.pdf