Course Code: BAR 204
Course Title: HISTORY AND THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE 4 45 Hrs.
Objective of the Course: To elaborate to students the architectural history from seventeenth century to the beginning of the modern movement.
Course Outline: Lectures on the industrial revolution and its effects on the planning and architecture of cities; rebirth of city planning, New materials and processes. Revivals in Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, Werkbund, The Chicago School etc; the Bauhaus, De Still, Futurism, C.I.A.M., Team X and the International style, Works of Modern masters; Frank .L.Wright., Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn Alva Aalto etc. 20th century architecture and western urbanism from neo-classicism to the present.
Learning Methods: Lectures
Evaluation Method: The students are expected to carry out written assignments, exercises and sit for a continuous assessment test(s)
Final Examination: At the end of semester students are to sit for a two hour written examination
Learning Resources: Students are expected to refer to Architecture : an introduction to the history and theory of the art of building by Lethaby, William Richard, The history, theory, and criticism of architecture; papers, edited by Marcus Whiffen. With a foreword by Buford L. Pickens