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The course History of Architecture 4 aims to familiarize students with issues of Architecture and Art from the 19th century to the critical placement towards the works and the values ​​they contain and the exploration of the social and cultural causes that contributed to their production. Particular importance is given to the understanding of the arts and architecture through their historical evolution, the introduction into the critique of the theoretical concerns that govern the works and their commentary as the bodies of the artistic process. The parallel teaching of the History of Art and Architecture aims at linking the works and reflections of the various forms of visual production (painting, sculpture, architecture, decoration, design of furniture and utilitarian objects) in the evolution of the artistic search of different ages. Particular importance is given to the presentation of the Greek art and architecture of the 20th century.


-The 20th century begins. Expressionism, Phobism, The concept of the Metropolis. Issues of organizing metropolises in central Europe. O. Wagner, A. Loos and T. Garnier.

-Novelties and Tradition in Architecture: examples from America and Europe. L.H. H. Sauvage - P. Behrens, Sullivan, F. L. Wright, A. Loos, Auguste Perret.

-Cubism, Futurism, Supper, Dadaism, Surrealism.

-Art and Architecture in the Interwar Period in Europe: Bauhaus, De Stihl, Constructivism, the establishment of "Functionality" as an axiom of Modern Architecture and the Objective of Modern Society, Le Corbusier, L. Mies van der Rohe.

-Pro-Modern Modernism

-Pro-Modern Modernism in Greece.

-The decoration: from Hoffman to Carlo Scarpa.

-Art and Architecture after 2nd PA: America-Europe. Abstract Expressionism, Painting of the Color Field, Pop Art, Art Art, CIAM Conferences, A. Aalto, L. Kahn, Alison & Peter Smithson.

-Technological innovations in art and architecture: Kinetic Art, Conceptual Art, Happenings, Land Art, Photo Realism. Jean Prouve, Buckminster Fuller, Archigram, Archizoom, Piano, Rogers, - N.Foster, Herzog & de Meuron.

-Skills and Myths in Greek Architecture: Pikionis, Konstantinidis, Zenetos, Balassakis Krokos, Antonakakis.

-Imitation, Memory and Tradition: Modernism and Postmodernism in Art and Architecture.

- Contemporary reflections on art and architecture at the end of the 20th century and at the beginning of the 21st century.