Theory of Space and History of Architecture I

Course Information
TitleΘΕΩΡΙΑ ΧΩΡΟΥ - ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗΣ 1 / Theory of Space and History of Architecture I
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorThaleia Mantopoulou-Panagiotopoulou
Course ID280006754

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

Registered students: 247
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
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
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to: Understand the meaning of architecture and the built environment in general, as well as the meaning of space and its perception in different eras Expand their humanitarian education Understand and appreciate the monuments of the past, distant and most recent, and become aware of architectural heritage issues Understand the relationship between architecture and the visual and applied arts Practice observing and interpreting the bulit environment and improve their expressive skills in their artistic field Gain didactic and pedagogical competence Get to know and learn the architectural achievements from prehistory to the end of antiquity.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction to History of Architecture and Theory of Space. 2. The beginnings. Neolithic architecture in Europe and the Mediterranean Architecture in Egypt, Archaic and Old kingdom tombs. Middle and New Kingdom burial chambers. Mortuary and New Kingdom temples. Secular architecture. 3. Architecture in Egypt, Archaic and Old kingdom tombs Middle and New Kingdom burial chambers. Mortuary and New Kingdom temples. Secular architecture. 4. Architecture in ancient Near East. Mesopotamia, Ancient Israel, Achaemenian and Sassanian Persia, Hittites. 5. Architecture in Crete and Mycenae. 6. Architecture in Greece and its colonies in the archaic period. The Doric Order. Description and interpretation. The Doric temples in Greece and Southern Italy. 7. The Ionic Order. Ionic temples in Greece and Ionia. The construction of the temples. The optical refinements. 8. The Acropolis in Athens and its 5th century monuments. The Parthenon, the Erechtheum, the Propylea and the temple of Athena Nike. 9. The 4th century. The Corinthian Order. Hellenistic trends. 10. Civic architecture in Greece. Theatres, bouleuteria, sanctuaries, choragic monuments. The importance of public space: Agora and its buildings. City planning: the Hippodamian scheme. Residential architecture. 11. The Etruscans and the Roman civilization. The Roman structural revolution. The impact of Greek architecture. Bridges, aqueducts, theatres, amphitheatres, arenas, circuses, baths, temples. 12. City planning. The Roman forum and the political life. Cities and urban life: houses, villas and palaces 13. The foundation of Thessaloniki. Architecture and city planning during the Hellenistic and roman era. Visit of the Roman Forum, the Galerian complex and the Archaeological Museum.
Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete, Mycenae, classical architecture, Roman 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 the program Moodle.
Course Organization
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Written examinations
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Χ. Μπούρας, Μαθήματα Ιστορίας της Αρχιτεκτονικής, Τόμος Α’, Αθήνα 1991 David Watkin, Ιστορία της Δυτικής Αρχιτεκτονικής, Αθήνα 2007.
Additional bibliography for study
J. Gympel (μετάφραση Α. Χατζηανδρέου), Ιστορία της Αρχιτεκτονικής. Από την αρχαιότητα έως σήμερα, εκδ. Κöneman, 2006, σ. 6-13. W. Müller-Wiener (μετάφραση Μ. Σμίτ-Δούνα), Η αρχιτεκτονική στην Αρχαία Ελλάδα, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1995. R. Furneau-Jordan (μετάφραση Δ. Ηλίας), Ιστορία της Αρχιτεκτονικής, Αθήνα, 1981, 9-93. E. Gombrich (μετάφραση Λ. Κάσδαγλη), Το χρονικό της τέχνης, Αθήνα, 1998
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