History of Arch and Urban Form I
The aim of this course is to have students understand architectural terminology, themes and building types used in world architecture up until the 17th Century and acquire knowledge of significant structures and buildings in their historical, regional and cultural contexts in this period. Through history it explores the definitions of architecture and style as well as the relation between the built environment and the socio-cultural dimensions that shaped it through a chronological overview of the different eras in history. The study begins with the first traces of prehistoric buildings and settlements in the Ancient World and the engineering and science of the monuments of the Ancient Egyptian Civilization. It provides a survey of the Classical Civilizations focusing on the theories of aesthetics and order in architecture, art and the political dimension behind the shaping of cities in the Greek and Roman periods.
1. Develop an understanding of the interrelation between the built environment and the social, political, cultural and technological aspects that shape the architectural character in the Ancient World Cities.
2. Be familiar with great historic cities of the ancient world.
3. Understand art and architecture of selected pre-historic sites.
4. Identify the different Mesopotamia.
5. Understand art and architecture of Persian & Sasanian.
6. Understand the impact of politics on the shaping of the Roman cities.
7. Notice the relationship between religion and architecture in Ancient Egypt.
8. Notice the relationship between economy and architecture in Ancient Egypt
9. Sketch the architecture in Ancient Egypt.
10. Notice the relationship between religion and architecture in Ancient Egypt
11. Visualize the aesthetics during the Greek period