Wrocław, Poland

Theory and History of Architecture of the First Half of the XX. Century and its Protection

blended course
when 5 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 2 EC

The aim of the course is presentation a revolution which appeared in architecture of the first half of the 20th century. The following topics will be discussed: from histo- ricisms and Art Nouveau to the new style; precursors of Modernism - Peter Behrens, Hermann Muthesius, Adolf Loos, Hans Poelzig, August Perret …; Expressionism; Fun- ctionalism in two formal trends - geometric and organic forms; new style laboratories - Bauhaus, Werkbund, CIAM; the “colorful city” trend.

On the history background the problems concerning conservation of the 20. century architecture will be presented: what to appreciate - the language of modernist archi- tecture; German school for the conservation of modernist buildings; the Netherlands and its achievements in the field of conservation of modernist architecture; problems related to the conservation of modernist buildings in other European countries - successes and failures; Wrocław - programs for the protection of modernist heritage; Conservation Management Plan (CMP) - a new standard of monument protection.

Course leader

Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Fee info

EUR 0: free of charge


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