2018 - 2019

  History of Architecture in the 18th and 19th centuries                                               
Dana MargalithClassrooms - Dan David203Sun1400-1600 Sem  1
University credit hours:  2.0

Course description

The course is offered to students from the School of Architecture and from the Faculty of the Arts, as well as to few students from other faculties. The structure of the course and its emphasis are based on the premise that the knowledge of architectural history is essential for architectural education, can facilitate critical architectural thinking, and promote creative and meaningful design.


This course (conceived as a series of 13 lectures) will deal with architecture in the 18th and 19th centuries and will concentrate on topics which were central to architectural thinking and making during this epoch. The course will also address the far reaching effects of the transformations during this period on the architectural profession, the role of architecture, and its expression in the modern era.


The objectives of the course are to familiarize students with significant topics and important architectural expressions of the 18th and 19th centuries, while exploring the broad cultural, social, aesthetic, urban, and political context in which these took place.  In addition it will aim at bringing forth problems and conflicts which originated at the time, in order to encourage students to creative and critical thinking in architecture.


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