University of Technology Sydney

86007 History and Theory 2

6cp; 3hpw: 1hr online lecture with subsequent quiz, 2hr tutorial on campus
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86006 - History and Theory 1 (or exemption)


5 Keywords. History, methodology, precedent, chronology, culture

This subject is the second in the first year introduction to History and Theory and its relationship to contemporary interior architecture practice.

In articulating this relationship over the year, the two history and theory subjects (86006 and 86007) look at a wide range of relevant precedents and cultural contexts. History and Theory 2 (86007) introduces History and its application to contemporary interior architecture practice through a lecture series looking at exemplary historic buildings, including; First Nations inhabitation concepts, Haga Sophia, Alhambra, Milan Cathedral, Villa Rotunda. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Katsura Imperial Villa, Neue Palais Potsdam, Villa Mueller, Le Corbusier, Torino Building Penrith etc. The lectures deal with the chronology of global inhabitation and its built form, while the tutorial modules focus on particular historical periods looking at both built form and cultural context.

The subject recognises that the interior exists within its cultural context and thus introduces the impact political, social and artistic movements have had on the production of interior space. During tutorial sessions, students participate in three x four-week two-hour modules to look at the details, ornaments, composition and surrounding culture and context of the interior within specific periods. All students do a module on ancient Greece and two further modules on ancient Rome, the Renaissance, the Baroque. Modernism and/or Post Modernism.

Students are expected to comprehend the form and context of given precedents and periods demonstrated through writing and drawing to set up a solid basis for further research and design work in the coming semesters and into their professional careers.

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