Course details

Architecture of the 20th Century

IACH FFA BUT ACHE20 Acad. year 2018/2019 Winter semester 3 credits

Current academic year

The series of lectures consists of main streams and movements, theories, representatives and works of the world architecture since the 1960s, when both systematic criticism and creative reaction to the inter-war international style of functionalism began to emerge. All the tendencies of the late 20th century will be characterized - post-modernism, the continuation of modernism, high-tech, deconstructivism etc.


Žáčková Markéta, Mgr., Ph.D. (FFA BUT)

Language of instruction



Examination (written+oral)

Time span

26 hrs lectures

Assessment points

100 exam


Žáčková Markéta, Mgr., Ph.D. (FFA BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Knowledge which enables students fruitful cooperation and creative artistic dialogue with architects.

Learning objectives

The series of lectures provides students with the orientation in the complex issues of the relationship between architecture and fine arts since the 1920s.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Chapters on architecture based on the tuition of art-history on the bachelor level.

Study literature

  • Gossel Peter, Architektura 20. století, Slovart 2004 (in Czech)
  • Jan Čejka, Tendence současné architektury, Praha 1998 (in Czech)
  • Oldřich Ševčík, Programy a prohlášení architektů XX. století, Praha 1999 (in Czech)
  • James Steele, Architecture Today, New York, 1997

Syllabus of lectures

Comparison of the representatives of the inter-war functionalism with their critics who gave birth to postmodernism in the 1960s. Replacement of ideological and artistic dogmas of modernism with postmodernist plurality expressed in deconstructivism, high-tech etc.

Controlled instruction

Written composition with visual support, focusing on the relevant style, art-form, movement, personality etc. from the area of the world or Czech architecture from the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
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