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Architecture and Culture: History

Course Code :1053FOWARC
Study domain:Architecture
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:The student enrolling for 1053FOWARC should also register for 1052FOWARC + 1011FOWARC + 1064FOWARC.
Contact hours:21
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Inge Bertels
Laura Meulemans

3. Course contents *

This course deals with Western cultural history, from Antiquity up until the Industrial revolution. Special attention is given to art and architecture, and the connection between both. The interrelatedness of the sociopolitical, scientific, technological and cultural evolutions are discussed. It thus becomes clear that art and architecture never develop from a tabula rasa, but are always the products of specific historical circumstances.