Theory of Space and History of Architecture IV

Course Information
TitleΘΕΩΡΙΑ ΧΩΡΟΥ - ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗΣ 4 / Theory of Space and History of Architecture IV
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorThaleia Mantopoulou-Panagiotopoulou
Course ID280006757

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

Registered students: 230
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΥΘΘΧ1 Theory of Space and History of Architecture I
  • ΥΘΘΧ2 Theory of Space and History of Architecture II
  • ΥΘΘΧ3 Theory of Space and History of Architecture III
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 the dawn of the 20th century to the present
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. The legacy of Art Nouveau. (Secession and Α. Loos) 2. Responses to industrialization. Futurism - Deutsche Werkbund 3. The ferroconcrete. The industrial city. Expressionist architecture. The Amsterdam School. 4. Frank Lloyd Wright: the first period. The De Stijl. 5. The heroic period of Modern Architecture. The Bauhaus. Russian avant-guard architecture. The Constructivism. 6. Le Corbusier. 7. The International Style. Mies van der Rohe. Modern Architecture in America. The New Objectivity. 8. Architecture in Scandinavia before 2nd World War. A. Aalto. The architecture of totalitarian regimes. 9. The triumph and expansion of Modern Architecture after the War. 10. Pluralism and the search of new forms. Brutalism. L. Cahn. 11. New theories in the sixties and the seventies. Post-Modern Architecture. 12. New directions. High-Tech architecture. Deconstruction. Other contemporary movements. 13. The preservation of monuments. Ideas and practice.
Futurism, Deutsche Werkbund, Modern Architecture, Bauhaus, Constructivism, the International Style, Post-Modern Architecture Brutalism, High-Tech architecture, Deconstruction Preservation of monuments
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
Artistic Workshop
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments100.3
Artistic creation100.3
Student Assessment
Written examinations Evaluation of homework (an artistic presentation of a Modern monument of Thessaloniki
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
K. Frampton, Μοντέρνα αρχιτεκτονική. Ιστορία και κριτική, Αθήνα, 1987. Δ. Φιλιππίδη, Μοντέρνα αρχιτεκτονική στην Ελλάδα, Αθήνα 2001.
Additional bibliography for study
J. Gympel (μετάφραση Α. Χατζηανδρέου), Ιστορία της Αρχιτεκτονικής. Από την αρχαιότητα έως σήμερα, εκδ. Κöneman, 2006, σ. 83-111. D. Watkin (μετάφραση Κ. Κουρεμένος), Ιστορία της Δυτικής Αρχιτεκτονικής, Αθήνα 2007, σ. 549-681 Α. Γιακουμακάτος, Ιστορία της Ελληνικής Αρχιτεκτονικής. 20ός αιώνας, Αθήνα, 2003. Γ. Λάββα, Επίτομη Ιστορία της Αρχιτεκτονικής, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2002, σ. 255-410.
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