History of Architecture 5 (19th century) - BMEEPETA501


    Chaux France

    Lecturer: Ágnes Gyetvai Balogh PhD

    Responsible lecturer: Ágnes Gyetvai Balogh PhD

    Credit: 3 (2 lectures and 1 practical lesson per week)

    Requirement type: mid-term mark

    The period of this History of Architecture subject is the “long nineteenth century” from the 1750s to the 1910s. In this era, the architecture and the art turned to the past, to the previous styles using them in a new approach. The architects had discovered the history of art and artistic liberty at the same time. At the turn of the 20th century the art and also the architecture searched for new ways instead of using historical architectural elements or motifs. The changes led to the Modern Movement when buildings were being erected without decoration or ornaments in the first quarter of the 20th century.

    This period was divided into different eras, but these types of periodization were different in different countries and changed in the course of the 20th century. Besides the question of styles 19th century is important not only because of the appearing of new structures and materials in the architecture but because of the great development in the field of the functional planning. While following the timeline, the classes concentrate on the development of the styles in several areas of Europe (Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia) looking out to the United States of America too because  the styles reflected there the European ones.