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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 051726 - ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
Docente Rossi Corinna
Cfu 4.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento
Arc - Urb - Cost (1 liv.)(ord. 270) - MI (1094) PROGETTAZIONE DELL'ARCHITETTURA***AZZZZ051726 - ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1017) ARCHITETTURA - ARCHITETTURA DELLE COSTRUZIONI***AZZZZ051726 - ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1195) ARCHITETTURA - AMBIENTE COSTRUITO - INTERNI - ARCHITECTURE - BUILT ENVIRONMENT - INTERIORS***AZZZZ051726 - ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1217) ARCHITETTURA E DISEGNO URBANO - ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN***AZZZZ051726 - ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

General aim of the course is to encourage the students to take an interdisciplinary approach to the subject of management of cultural heritage, by highlighting the importance of combining different expertise to fully understand  ancient architecture.

The course will focus on ancient Egypt, and will address specific questions and issues relating to this ancient civilisation. However, the topics proposed during the course will be also used as the starting point of further discussions focussing on more general issues, such as our difficulties to disentagle our modern perception and expectations from the ancient sources, and the apparent contrast between progress and preservation of cultural heritage.

More specific target of this course is to offer an introduction to the ancient Egyptian civilisation and to its architectural heritage, with a special focus on the issues relating to the study of an ancient culture, its monuments and its material culture.


Risultati di apprendimento attesi

The students are expected to gain a general knowledge of the ancient Egyptian culture and in particular of its architectural remains, and to become aware of the difficulties relating to carrying out an in-depth analysis of an ancient culture. A recurrent element of the course will be learning to acknowledge our limits: knowing where to stop (an interpretation, a reconstruction, a restoration) is the key to deal with the archaeological remains in a respectful and historically correct way.


Argomenti trattati

This course will focus on how the modern disciplines of archaeology, architecture and engineering must interact to preserve the cultural heritage. The study of the ancient remains and their transmission to future generations depend on a combination of small- and large-scale operations, ranging from the documentation and preservation of single objects and architectural elements, to the interpretation and reconstruction of the ancient landscape and environment.

The course will focus on ancient Egyptian architecture, and will be divided into three parts, preceeded by an introduction and followed by a final discussion:

  1. Introduction to the course and definitions
  2. The modern perception of ancient Egyptian arts and architecture
  3. The relationship between architecture and landscape in ancient Egypt
  4. Conclusions and choice of the exam topic

Part 1 represents the introduction of the course: we will define the boundaries, the terminology and the chronology of the events that we shall deal with.

Part 2 will be dedicated to the evolution of the modern perception of ancient Egypt. After a brief description of how ancient Egypt was 'discovered', we shall focus on the difficulty to disentangle the modern expectations from the ancient sources. We shall then addess the issues relating to the retrieval and preservation of both archaeological items and monuments, with a particular focus, respectively, on the role of museums and on the issue of architectural restoration.

In Part 3, we shall move to a more strictly architectural realm, and will analyse the relationship between architecture and landscape in ancient Egypt, the importance of landscape archaeology and the necessity to set the ancient monuments into a broader physical context in order to fully understand them. We shall analyse several cases of ancient Egyptian monuments and their relation with their landscape and environment, including cases in which this link has been severed.

Part 4 will correspond to the conclusions of the course, including the presentation and choice of the exam topics.


Prerequisiti

Student are not required to have any specific knowledge of ancient Egypt.


Modalità di valutazione

The final exam will consist of an oral test, consisting of the in-depth discussion of one topic discussed during the course, to be chosen by the student in agreement with the professor.

The lectures will consist of a part of formal lecture and a substantial and articulated part of interactive discussion: for this reason, attendance to classes is highly recommended. Slides and any additional bibliographical material will be available to all students. Non-attending students will be requested to undergo the same exam as attending students.

The bibliography indicated below will be integrated during the lectures.

 

 


Bibliografia
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaBill Manley, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt, Editore: Penguin, ISBN: 978-0140513318
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available as paperback from Amazon

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaCorinna Rossi, Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt, Editore: Cambridge University Press, Anno edizione: 2004, ISBN: 9780521690539 https://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521690539
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available as hardback, paperback and ebook

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaCorinna Rossi, Aristotle's Mirror: Combining Digital and Material Culture, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W11, 2019: 1025-1029, Anno edizione: 2019 https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W11-1025-2019
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaChristian Greco, The Biography of the Objects, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W11, 2019: 5-10, Anno edizione: 2019 https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W11-5-2019

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