C403 History of Architecture
Professor: Theodora MONIOUDI-GAVALA
This course offers a picture of how architecture evolved from the prehistoric era to the 20th century, with references to the historical and social environment. It tries to identify the ideas that determined the solutions to problems of organising constructed space.
The classical foundations of architecture are examined (Greek, Hellenistic and Roman architecture), Romanesque and Gothic architecture, Renaissance architecture, Baroque, 19th-century architecture (classicism, historicism, eclecticism) and early modernism. From the 20th century, the Vienna School, Bauhaus and Esprit Nouveau are introduced. Reference is also made to selected examples of settlements, monuments and buildings.