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MARCO CADINU (Tit.)
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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[80/71]  ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCE [71/00 - Ord. 2013]  PERCORSO COMUNE 8 100

Objectives

General objectives: The course considers the history of architecture from antiquity to the sixteenth century in European and the Mediterranean coutries. Through the analysis of the main cultural phases and style; the study of the main architectures is conducted with particular attention to the compositional aspects of the project and its significance. The architects’ cultural and artistic personalities shall be an important topic from the late middle age to Renaissance.
The ancient and classical world is studied as an introductory module. A more detailed analysis is dedicated to the history of medieval and Renaissance architecture.
The analysis of the architectures is carried out also through the study of cultural traits and historical contexts. It takes place with the aid of pictures, plans and sections, in a context of comparisons between architecture and design models; The analysis is complemented by the study of the constructive solutions of cultural influences between geographical areas and commissions. We shall consider often the urban scenario in which the architectures are located.

Prerequisites

The student must have prior knowledge of the basic principles of art history and the history of Italian and European architecture. Manuals routinely adopted in the Italian’s high schools are considered a perfect introduction to our programs.

Contents

INTRODUCTORY MODULE
• Architecture of the origins
From the tholos trilithon: models and methods of construction.
Egyptian architecture. Temples and Pyramids
The ancient Mediterranean: area Mycenaean, Cretan and Eastern Europe
Architecture nuragica: the main models and monumental construction
CLASSIC ARCHITECTURE
• Greek Architecture
Architecture, patterns, orders. The temple.
The theater. The city. Hellenism
• Roman Architecture
The territory, the city, the house. The villas urban and rural villas
Infrastructure (roads, bridges, dams, ports)
New models for new architectures. Theaters, amphitheatres, circuses
Aqueducts. Walls and city gates. Triumphal Arches. Basilicas. spa
Imperial architecture. The public spaces. The Temples
Build among the Romans. the domes
Late Antique architecture AL ROMANICO
• Early Christian and Byzantine architecture.
Ravenna, Rome, Constantinople. East and North Africa
Basilicas. Baptisteries. The classroom of a Greek cross. The Byzantine domes
• Islamic Architecture
The territory, the city, the house. The public spaces. The water
Markets. Mosques. Schools. Fondaci. bath
Architectures Arab imperial West. The gardens
• Romanesque architecture in Europe
Carolingian area. architectures Ottonian
The Romanesque in European countries (Iberian area, France, England, Germany)
Central and Northern Italy
The southern Italian. Norman architecture in Sicily. Romanesque architecture in Sardinia
ARCHITECTURE OF THE CENTURIES XII, XIII, XIV
• Gothic architecture
Ile de France. The evolution of the Central European Gothic
The Gothic in England. The Catalan Gothic. The Gothic in Italy
Gothic architecture in Sardinia
Cistercian architecture in Europe. The organizational principles of medieval convents
• The architecture of the mendicant orders
• The Italian and European cities between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries
Structure of the Italian and European medieval town. The public spaces and squares
The foundation of the French Bastides. The new towns in Europe. The Walled Terre (Terrenove) Tuscan
or The medieval towns of Sardinia. The Case of Cagliari between the Middle Ages and the modern age.
• Gothic civil architecture
The public buildings of Italian municipalities.
Castles of Frederick II
Palaces and mansions urban areas. The houses of the medieval city.
FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO MANNERISM
The masters of the Florentine Renaissance. Work of Brunelleschi. By Leon Battista Alberti
Mannerism. Architecture of the sixteenth century in Italy.
Michelangelo. Giulio Romano. Bramante. Raphael. Palladio. Sansovino.
The treatises on architecture and urban planning theories between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
The architecture of the Jesuits.

Teaching Methods

Number of total hours: 100
Lectures: 80; Tutorials: 14; Seminars: 6.
The lectures will be held in the classroom, dedicated to specific topics listed in the program and in the "Attachments" to the program given over to "Additional Information".
On the occasion of the lessons each architecture will be analyzed with reference to the bibliography. The study of the works and historical periods will be done with the help of graphic design and original images.
During the course of the exercises in the classroom will be devoted to in-depth study of the works and their design. The professor and his assistants will indicate the methods and objectives to be achieved in the description and representation of the architecture.
There will be seminars devoted to regional issues. These include the Romanesque and Gothic in Sardinia, Nuragic architecture, the city of Cagliari in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age; you will visit together some significant architecture in Cagliari or placed nearby.

Verification of learning

The student will be assessed through a personal interview based on the general program of the course. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to describe and comment on the architecture and the cultural phases covered by the program of the course. Learning takes place through the study of the listed texts and some recommended critically processed and integrated through personal cultural experiences (see bibliography recommended), and the assiduous attendance of lectures and tutorials.
In bold in the Appendices to the Program are set out architectures whose knowledge must be particularly thorough (see "Additional Information").
The architecture will be described in their principles of composition and construction; Schematic freehand drawings of plans, elevations and sections, may be required in order to clarify the main characters and geometric formal works, which still must be properly placed in their temporal and geographic context, with reference to their aesthetic, stylistic and cultural.
Are appropriate comparisons and comparison between several stylistic phases and planning models, supporting the study of the individual architectures with readings and reflections that make it possible to identify critical links and joints, such as:
 architectures with a central plan of antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance;
 the ancient basilicas and their reinterpretation of early Christian or Islamic architecture;
 plants Romanesque and Gothic ecclesiastical architecture;
 the structure of the medieval city, between the classical age and the Renaissance;
 models and cultural references of the leading masters of the Italian Renaissance.
In the study of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance are particularly important figures of the main architects of their artistic personality and the environment of their training; in a broader perspective, as described in the Annexes to the program, should be studied with care:
 Arnolfo di Cambio,
 Filippo Brunelleschi,
 Leon Battista Alberti,
 Donato Bramante,
 Michelangelo Buonarroti
 Jacopo Tatti, called Sansovino
 Andrea Palladio,
 Jacopo Barozzi said Vignola.

The study of the basic text for the course (listed in the bibliography, SUBJECT ONLY TO CHAPTERS OF COURSE) must necessarily be accompanied by at least two of the study texts from those indicated.

Further reading on specific topics can be found in the bibliography. Different texts will have to be agreed with the teacher.

Will be evaluated at the end of the assignment of the final grade:
 knowledge of the cultural and historical periods covered by the program;
 knowledge of compositional elements, construction and style of the architecture in the program (essential ones shown in bold in the list in the Program Attachments);
 the ability to place them in the history and analyze the main cultural phases and style;
 the ability to relate models and architectures belonging to different historical periods;
 the ability to assessment and description of the characters of a geometric and volumetric architecture; the description of its effect and spatial perception.
 correctness expressive and descriptive ability, knowledge of specific terminology and architectural appropriateness of language.

Texts

The study of the course deals with integrating the content of the lessons with three basic books REQUIRED.

The four books will be studied LIMITED CHAPTERS AND THE PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE COURSE.

TWO TEXTS BASIC COURSE REQUIRED:
1 - AA.VV., Lineamenti di storia dell’architettura, Sovera, Roma 1994
2 - David Watkin, Storia dell’architettura occidentale, Bologna
3 - Peter Murray, Architettura del Rinascimento italiano, Laterza, Milano 2006.

FURTHER TEXTS OF DEEPENING :
1 - Bozzoni, Franchetti, Ortolani, Viscogliosi, L’architettura del mondo antico, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2009
2 - R. Bonelli, C. Bozzoni, V. Franchetti Pardo, Storia dell'Architettura Medievale, Bari 1997
3 - M. Tafuri, Ricerca del rinascimento. Principi, città, architetti, Torino 1992
4 - Enrico Guidoni, L’arte di progettare le città. Italia e Mediterraneo tra medioevo e settecento, Kappa, Roma 1992
5 - Marco Cadinu, Cagliari. Forma e progetto della città storica, Cuec, Cagliari 2009.
6 - Carlo Tosco, L'architettura medievale in Italia. 600-1200, Il Mulino, Bologna 2016
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The following bibliography is indicated in order to build an optional framework of guidance on the main arguments:

• Nikolaus Pevsner, J. Fleming, H. Honour, Dizionario di architettura, Einaudi, Torino 1981
• Carlo Perogalli, Architettura italiana. Dall’antichità al liberty, Martello, Milano 1994
• W. Muller, G. Vogel, Atlante di Architettura, Storia dell’architettura dalle origini all’età contemporanea, Hoepli, Milano 1991
• David Watkin, Storia dell’architettura occidentale, Bologna 1990 (3° edizione 2007)
• Enrico Guidoni, Architettura primitiva, Electa, Milano 1975 (ed. 2000)
• Roland Martin, Architettura greca, Electa, Milano 1972 (ed. 1998)
• R. Carpenter, Gli architetti del Partenone, Einaudi, Torino 1979
• J. B. Ward-Perkins, Architettura romana, Electa, Milano 1972
• Cyrill Mango, Architettura bizantina, Electa, Milano 1978
• Richard Krautheimer, Architettura paleocristiana e bizantina, ed. it., Einaudi, Torino 1986
• Ludovico Micara, Architetture e spazi dell’Islam, Roma 1985
• Attilio Petruccioli, Dar al Islam. Architetture del territorio nei paesi islamici, Carucci, Roma 1985
• Henry Stierlin, Islam. Da Baghdad a Cordova, Architettura delle origini dal VII al XIII secolo, Taschen, Köln 1997
• J.D. Hoag, Architettura islamica, Electa - collana Storia dell’Architettura
• Luca Mozzati, Islam, Electa 2002
• H. E. Kubach, Architettura romanica, Milano 1978
• L. Grodecki, Architettura gotica, Milano 1978
• C. Radding - W. Clark, Architettura e sapere nel medioevo: costruttori e maestri tra romanico e gotico, Milano 1997
• R. Bechmann, Le radici delle cattedrali, Milano 1996
• G.C. Romby, Atlante storico dell'Architettura. Il Gotico, Bologna 1994
• R. Bonelli, C. Bozzoni, V. Franchetti Pardo, Storia dell'Architettura Medievale, Bari 1997
• Leonardo Benevolo, Storia dell’architettura del Rinascimento, Roma Bari 1960, n. e. 1992
• Rudolf Wittkower, Principi architettonici dell’età dell’Umanesimo, Torino 1964
• M. Tafuri, L’architettura dell’umanesimo, Laterza, Bari 1968
• M. Tafuri, Ricerca del rinascimento. Principi, città, architetti, Torino 1992
• Christian Norberg-Schulz, Il significato nell’architettura occidentale, Electa, Milano 1974 (ed. 1996)
• F. P. Fiore (a cura di), Storia dell’architettura italiana. Il Quattrocento, Electa, Milano 1998
• Arnaldo Bruschi (a cura di), Storia dell’architettura italiana. Il primo Cinquecento, Electa, Milano 2002
• Claudia Conforti (a cura di), Storia dell’architettura italiana. Il secondo Cinquecento, Electa, Milano, 2001
• Collana Electa “Storia universale dell’architettura“ e Monografie sui singoli maestri dell’architettura (i.g.: Collane Electa “Documenti di Architettura“).

More Information

Architectures to be analyzed during the final exam:

EGYPTIAN:
COMPLEX OF GIZA TEMPLE of Amun at Karnak

CRETAN and MYCENAEAN:
Palace of Knossos
LIONS’ DOOR
TREASURE OF ATREO

GREEK:
OLYMPIA, HERAION
TEMPLE (hereafter T.) OF ATHENA Aphaia A EGINA
Paestum: T. NEPTUNE; BASILICA
ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS: Erechtheion and Parthenon

ROMAN:
T. Fortuna Virile (ROME); MAISON CARREE (NIMES)
T. OF HERCULES WINNER OF VESTA or
T. Fortuna PRIMIGIENA (GYM);
THEATRE OF MARCELLUS. COLISEUM
TRAIANO’s Forum
PANTHEON
ARCH OF TITUS in ROME
Basilica of Maxentius
NIMES, PONT DU GARD
Baths of Trajan
Domus Aurea: ROOM OTTAGONA
VILLA ADRIANA: TEATRO Marittimo; PECILE; CANOPO; PIAZZA D'ORO
SPLIT. PAL. OF DIOCLEZIANO
HALL OF GARDENS Liciniani- T. MINERVA MEDICA

EARLY CHRISTIAN:
St. CONSTANCE’s MAUSOLEUM
TRIER, BASILICA
CHURCH OF SAINT PETER
BASILICA OF St. SABINA
MILAN SAN LORENZO
ROME St. STEFANO ROTONDO
Qal'at Sim'an, St. Simeon Stylites

BYZANTINE:
St. SOFIA
SS Sergius and Bacchus
RAVENNA, St. VITALE
St.Apollinare In Classe
MAUSOLEO GALLA PLACIDIA;
St. SATURN, CAGLIARI.

ISLAMIC:
JERUSALEM: DOME OF THE ROCK - AL-AKSA MOSQUE
CORDOBA and KAIROUAN: • MOSQUES

PRE AND ROMAN ROMAN:
Lorsch Abbey
PALATINE CHAPEL OF AACHEN
Fulda, ABBEY CHURCH
St. MICHELE DI HILDESHEIM
St. M. IN THE CAPITOL, COLOGNE
IMPERIAL CATHEDRAL OF THREAD
SS. APOSTLES, COLOGNE
St. M. DE NARANCO
DURHAM CATHEDRAL
SANTIAGO
St. PIETRO, TUSCANIA
St.AMBROGIO, MILAN
CATHEDRAL OF MODENA
BAPTISTERY OF ST JOHN, FLORENCE
S. Miniato al Monte, Florence
CATHEDRAL OF PISA AND MONUMENTAL COMPLEX
St. MARK OF VENICE
Cathedral of Monreale
S. CATALDO; PALERMO
CATHEDRAL OF SAINT NICHOLAS, TRANI
St. Gavino, Portotorres
CATHEDRAL OF ST. Giusta
S.M. OF SACCARGIA
St. Pantaleo OF DOLIANOVA;
CATHEDRAL OF CAGLIARI (medieval part)

GOTHIC CURCHES:
Saint-Denis
CHARTRES; NOTRE DAME OF PARIS
REIMS; Bourges
St.ELIZABETH, MARBURG
CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL
SALISBURY
CHAPEL OF KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
FREIBURG BREISGAU
LEON
BARCELONA, CATHEDRAL
St. Francesco, IGLESIAS
ABBEY FOSSANOVA
SIENA CATHEDRAL; Orvieto, CATHEDRAL
SAINT FRANCESCO OF ASSISI
FLORENCE S. CROCE; St. M. NOVELLA; St. M. FIORE
MILAN CATHEDRAL

GOTHIC BUILDINGS:
CASTEL DEL MONTE;
SIENA, PAL. TOLOMEI, PAL. MUNICIPAL
PERUGIA, PAL. PRIORI
FLORENCE, PAL. della Signoria
VENICE, PAL. DUCALE

Brunelleschi, in Florence:
Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore
Porch of the Innocents
Sacristia Vecchia of St. Lorenzo
Pazzi Chapel
Holy Spirit Church

Alberti:
Malatesta Temple
S. Maria Novella
Pal. Rucellai
Sant'Andrea and San Sebastiano in Mantua

Rossellino:
Piazza di Pienza
Pal. Strozzi in Florence

Palaces: Medici in Florence (Michelozzo); Pitti
Villa Medici at Poggio a Caiano
Pal. Farnese, Rome
Pal. Ducale, Urbino by Luciano Laurana

Filarete: Sforzinda

Donato Bramante:
St. Mary at St. Satyr and S. Maria delle Grazie, Milan.
S. Pietro in Montorio, Cortile del Belvedere, Project for St. Peter's, Rome.

Raffaello Sanzio:
Chigi Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo and Villa Madama Project for St. Peter's, Rome.

Michelangelo:
Florence: New Sacristy and the Laurentian Library.
Piazza del Campidoglio; Projects for St. Peter's; Pal. Farnese in Rome.


Giulio Romano: Pal. TE

Sansovino:
La Zecca; Biblioteca Marciana, Venice.

Palladio:
The Rotunda,
Pal. Ragione and Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza.
S. Giorgio Maggiore and Church of the Redeemer in Venice

Vignola;
Church of the Gesù in Rome
Palazzo Farnese Caprarola.

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