Theory of Space and History of Architecture II

Course Information
TitleΘΕΩΡΙΑ ΧΩΡΟΥ - ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗΣ 2 / Theory of Space and History of Architecture II
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorThaleia Mantopoulou-Panagiotopoulou
Course ID280006755

Programme of Study: New PPS of School of Visual and Applied Arts (2014-today)

Registered students: 232
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΥΘΘΧ1 Theory of Space and History of Architecture I
Learning Outcomes
Τhe lesson has multiple goals. The lesson is adapted to the needs and goals of the School. The objectives of the course Space Theory - History of Architecture as it is addressed to students of Fine and Applied Arts Department are multiple and adapted to the needs of the Department. Understanding the concept of architecture and the general living environment and space is a primary objective. The concept of architecture is firstly analyzed through the three parameters set by ancient writer Vitruvius, namely Firmitas-utilitas-venustas (solidity - functionality and aesthetics / symbolism). In addition to the visual and aesthetic seeks to understand the psychological aspects of architecture and the interaction between buildings and the human community both now and in the past. Analyzed concepts such as perception of space, elements and dynamics independently and through different seasons. An important objective of the course is to provide knowledge on the architectural and urban achievements of man and enlarge thus the humanistic education of artists. These achievements are illustrated with scientific method and chronological order. The monuments associated with the general social conditions and the movements of the spirit of each era. Attempting to understand and assess the forms of the past, many of which are today parts of our surroundings. This effort is accompanied by stylistic analysis and interpretation of architectural compositions of examples from historical times until today, whose architectural and other values ​​withstood time. Understanding and analyzing the relationship between architecture and the visual arts and the applied is a key theme of the course. Thus the analysis of architectural achievements and evolution of architecture is always accompanied by corresponding artistic trends and developments. Through the course encouraged the visual observation of the built environment. Effort that the observation goes beyond the simple picture in the retina and be analytical and critical thinking process. Through this process is expected to enrich the images received by the student and broadening horizons for improving the expressive possibilities and instruments. Finally attempts to sensitize students to cultural heritage and to contribute, through knowledge and understanding, the protection of monuments of the past, and preserving the wealth of memory and cultural heritage. To acquire knowledge and methodological pedagogical tools to teach the knowledge acquired in aesthetics in primary and secondary education. To lesson contributes to pedagogical and teaching proficiency.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Early Christian architecture. 2. Justinian architecture. The Hagia Sophia. 3. Architecture in Byzantium during the Middle-Byzantine era. 4. Architecture in Byzantium during the Later-Byzantine era. 5. The Early –Christian monuments of Thessaloniki. Study on the site. 6. The Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki. Study on the site. 7. The Byzantine architecture and its impact outside Byzantium. (Russia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Sicily, France, Venice). 8. Islamic architecture. Ottoman architecture. 9. Carolingian Renaissance. Romanesque architecture. The pilgrimages. 10. Gothic architecture. The birth of gothic architecture in France. The meaning of Gothic. High Gothic architecture. The Rayonnant Style. The Flamboyant Style. 11. Gothic in England. Early Gothic architecture, the Decorated Style, the Perpendicular Style. 12. Gothic architecture in Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal. 13. Architecture in Greece during the Latin and Turkish occupation. Traditional architecture. The post-Byzantine, Ottoman and traditional monuments of Thessaloniki.
Middle Ages. Early Christian architecture, Byzantine architecture, Islamic architecture, Romanesque architecture, Gothic architecture
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Power-point presentations Use of Moodle.
Course Organization
Written assigments
Artistic creation
Student Assessment
Written examinations. Evaluation of a homework (an artistic presentation of a monument of Thessaloniki)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Χ. Μπούρας, Μαθήματα Ιστορίας της Αρχιτεκτονικής, Τόμος Β’, Αθήνα 1994. Χ. Μπούρας, Βυζαντινή και μεταβυζαντινή αρχιτεκτονική στην Ελλάδα, Αθήνα, 2001.
Additional bibliography for study
D. Watkin (μετάφραση Κ. Κουρεμένος), Ιστορία της Δυτικής Αρχιτεκτονικής, Αθήνα 2007, σ. 87-211. J. Gympel (μετάφραση Α. Χατζηανδρέου), Ιστορία της Αρχιτεκτονικής. Από την αρχαιότητα έως σήμερα, εκδ. Κöneman, 2006, σ. 13-41. R. Furneau-Jordan (μετάφραση Δ. Ηλίας), Ιστορία της Αρχιτεκτονικής, Αθήνα, 1981, 94-218. E. Gombrich (μετάφραση Λ. Κάσδαγλη), Το χρονικό της τέχνης, Αθήνα, 1998. Α. Τάντσης, Η αρχιτεκτονική σύνθεση στο Βυζάντιο, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2012.
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