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: 223
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
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
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 acknowledge and learn the architectural achievements of Byzantium and Europe in the Middle Ages
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 assigments100.3
Artistic creation100.3
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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