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Second Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[80/71]  ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCE [71/00 - Ord. 2017]  PERCORSO COMUNE 4 40


At the end of the course, the student identifies the processes that mark the genesis of modern European civilization from a long-term perspective (15th-18th century) which also includes those outside Europe.
He is also able to distinguish progressions and rupture of historical processes, placing them correctly in time and space.
He critically employs historical knowledge received to describe the settlement transformations, the establishment of the court and the origin of capital cities, free ports and States as territorial bodies. He can examine the historical path from Renaissance classicism to Enlightenment architecture, passing by the ideal city and the Baroque age.


No specific knowledge is required, except the one basic provided by a secondary school course. If additional knowledge is needed, the teacher will provide students with ways to quickly acquire them.


Modernity and digital urban history
Utopia and Renaissance
The cities of Allah
Global empires
Americans and Europeans
Jews, Orthodox and Catholics
Reformed churches
Mechanical universes
Absolutism and Regicide
Baroque sacred spaces
Enlightenment and architecture
Diasporas and urban foundations

Teaching Methods

The course is held during the second semester through frontal classroom lessons and seminar activities. The lessons are accompanied by illustrative images and audio-video. Each lesson provides with at least one break during which students can ask for explanations, make comments, solicit further information. During the course, the student is also asked to look for personal study paths with a preliminary bibliographic explorations.

Verification of learning

The exam aims at verifying if the student knows the whole program of the course and if he has acquired the ability to discuss it critically. The knowledge of the program, if accompained with good language property, will receive an excellent valuation. A "memnonic" knowledge of the program if associated with poor analysis skills will obtain a passing grade evaluation.

The exam will consists of creating a multimedia project wich analyze one of the axial themes of the Early Modern History. Each work will be done by a group of 4 students max and it will be discussed in the presence of the classroom. During the discussion, the teacher will examine the quality and the scientific precision of the project and also he verifies the preparation of the students and their ability to critically connect the project itself to the main problems related the formation of the modern European civilization.

The examination takes place in oral form and verifies the knowledge of the texts mentioned in the bibliography


GG. ORTU, "Il principe, il filosofo, l'architetto". Prospettive transdisciplinari sulle architetture nell’Europa moderna, Cuec, Cagliari 2014.

To choose from the following:

- Alberti, L'architettura;
- Moro, Utopia;
- Campanella, La città del Sole
- Boullée, Architettura. Saggio sull'arte;
- Il Filarete, Trattato di architettura;
- Palladio, I quattro libri dell'architettura.

More Information

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