Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600014359

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2020-21 EŌS SĪMERA

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course743

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims at providing students with the ability to recognise the elements of architectural production in Western Europe from the 10th to the 19th c., get acquainted with the latest methods in the study of the relevant material and understand the way in which historic trends in Architecture come about. The course is part of a broader cycle of courses providing a context of the basic periods of historic Architecture.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course offers a comprehensive overview of urbanization and architectural production in Western Europe from the Middle Ages to the pre-Modern era. It is a brief exposition and critical analysis of established notions for the emergence, evolution and overturn of the major architectural trends in each period and also of the theoretical discourse that was developed and influenced building activity. The examination is based on the connections between the broader historic – political and cultural environment that shaped and was shaped by the advances towards the establishment of urban culture in Western Europe and the relevant architectural trends. Key monuments are being exposed, ones that embody the cultural redefinitions shaping developments, covering a vast geographic area and several centuries. Therefore the major theories regarding continuities and breaks in the evolution of western architecture of the period are comprehensively analyzed. Lectures are organized historically and geographically and cover Romanesque and Gothic architecture, Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque and Rococo as well as Neoclassicism and Romantic movements in Western Europe. There is special cover of the role of light and its influence on space and form in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Architecture, Urbanization, Architectural Theory, History, Middle Ages, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Classicism, Neoclassicism, Romanticism
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Power Point Presentations
Course Organization
Reading Assigment46
Student Assessment
Written Examination. Exams are based on the understanding of synthetic information and the development of critical thought with regards to the ways of studying the available material.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ρόμπερτ Φυρνώ Τζόρνταν, Ιστορία της Αρχιτεκτονικής, Αθήνα 1981 David Watkin, Ιστορία της Δυτικής Αρχιτεκτονικής, Αθήνα 2009
Additional bibliography for study
C. Rudolph (επιμ.), A Companion to Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe, Oxford 2006 L. Benevolo, Storia dell’ architettura del Rinascimento, Laterza, Ρώμη-Μπάρι 1978 M. Brusatin, G. Pizzamiglio, The Baroque in Central Europe. Places, Architecture and Art, Νέα Υόρκη, 1992 E. Kaufmann, Architecture in the Age of Reason. Baroque and Post-Baroque in England, Italy and France, Κέιμπριτζ, Μασαχουσέτη, 1955 (Τορίνο, 1966) P. Murray, Architettura del Rinascimento, Μιλάνο, 1972 S. Settis, Το μέλλον του ‘κλασικού’, Αθήνα, 2006 A. Tzonis, L. Lefaivre, Classical Architecture. The Poetics of Order, Κέιμπριτζ-Λονδίνο, 1986 R. Wittkower, Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism, Λονδίνο, 1962 (Τορίνο, 1964) R. Wittkower, Art and Architecture in Italy: 1600 to 1750, Harmonds, 1958 (Τορίνο, 1972). B. Bergdoll, European Architecture 1750-1890, New York 2000 Μ. Μπίρης – Μ. Καρδαμίτση-Αδάμη, Νεοκλασική αρχιτεκτονική στην Ελλάδα, Αθήνα 2001
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