Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 096593 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
Docente Guerrieri Pilar
Cfu 6.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The course aims to give a broad understanding of History of Architecture, through the ages and cultures. It is going to provide a general background on Western architecture, as well as exploring non-Western realities, in particular analyzing the hybridization processes that occurred between the two.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

The course will provide a methodology to analyse different contexts, going beyond the orientalist perspective. The students will be expected to better understand the complexity of the picture of translation processes in the field of architecture and, in particular, a deep understanding of architecture as a mirror of intricate cultural, social and political issues. The aim is to improve the student’s capability of understanding the wide contemporary architectural framework using history as a tool, and to develop the student’s critical thinking towards different architectural models and their sensitivity towards the subject of “copies and originals”.

Argomenti trattati

The course will give an overview on general issues related to translations of  models, migrations of styles and transformation of copies in the field of architecture over time – exchanges in the ancient times, such as between the Greeks and the Romans, colonization processes and globalization. The focus of the course will be on a comparison between Western and non-Western realities, analysing connections and transversal networks. The objective is to do a thorough comparative study on how different architectures have been conceptualized and designed, giving a sense of cultural influences and political linkages. In particular, the course is interested in presenting “architecture in translation,” i.e. the way architectural elements/models migrated, been replicated and transformed by the impact of local cultural influences. Direct or indirect forms of colonialism have been linked to the copying process, and the aim is to develop an understanding of these subtle, not always evident, forms of cultural transfer and imposition. Translation and transformation of models will definitely be one of the key lens through which we’ll analyse history of architecture. Between non-western and western realities there has always been a very intense exchange, in terms of commercial trade, political relations or admiration values. Architectural ideas and models had always migrated from one place to another, in direct and/or indirect ways. In fact, surprisingly, in non-Western contexts, architectural models have not always been completely detached from the Western World; sometimes, for different reasons, our own models had been exported, imposed or adopted. Moreover, what we address as “Western culture” is the actual result of intense interactions between different cultures, sometimes including non-western cultures.



Modalità di valutazione

The exam will be oral and consists in specific questions finalized to evaluate the student’s understanding of the course’s topics, treated through the student’s assignment, the lectures in class and by the given selected bibliography. Students will be given an assignment, they will be asked to collect documents and analyse specific Western or non-Western case studies.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaFrancis D. K. Ching, Mark M. Jarzombek, Vikramaditya Prakash, A Global History of Architecture, Editore: Jhon Wiley & Sons, Anno edizione: 2011, ISBN: 978-0-470-40257-3 https://www.wiley.com/en-us/A+Global+History+of+Architecture%2C+2nd+Edition-p-9780470402573
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPilar Maria Guerrieri, Negotiating Cultures Delhi Architecture and Planning from 1912 to 1962, Editore: Oxford University Press, Anno edizione: 2018, ISBN: 9780199479580 https://global.oup.com/academic/product/negotiating-cultures-9780199479580?lang=en&cc=jp
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEdward W. Said, Orientalism, Editore: Penguin, Anno edizione: 2003, ISBN: 0141187425 https://books.google.it/books/about/Orientalism.html?id=TFq8QgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 60:00 90:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
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