B2 An Introduction to Traditional Chinese and European Architecture

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COURSE SYLLABUS

For 2021 Online Summer School of CUMT

An Introduction to Traditional Chinese and European Architecture  

Instructor information:

Name

Email

Office

Cell phone

Qian Liu,

MA.Eng

liuqian4321@163.com

A431, School of Mechanics and Civil EngineeringNanhu Campus

+86-13952269727

Martin Goffriller, PhD

msgoffriller@gmail.com

A424, School of Mechanics and Engineering, Nanhu campus

+8618402126152

OBJECTIVES:

1) To form a preliminary impression of traditional Chinese architecture through the cognition of architectural cases and related art works, and understand Chinese traditional culture through the analysis of the background and causes behind the architectural form.

2) The aim is to provide an understanding of Western art and architecture as integrated and cross-cultural phenomena. Concentrating on western Eurasia more generally we will examine chronologically the material developments of great cultures from Antiquity until the Renaissance, paying close attention to standing structures, archaeological remains, technology and thought.



3) REQUIRED TEXTS & READING:

1) Ziyun Zhang, Jie Chen, Stories of Ancient Chinese Architecture (in English), 2020, Shanghai Translation Publishing House.

2) Yanxin Cai, Bingjie Lu, Chinese Architecture (in English), 2006, China Intercontinental Press.

3) Thomas F. Mathews, The Clash of Gods, 1993, Princeton University Press (PDF)

4) Richard Krautheimer, Introduction to ‘An Iconography of Medieval Architecture’, 1942, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes (PDF)

5) Robert Bork, Dynamic Unfolding and the Conventions of Procedure: Geometric Proportioning Strategies in Gothic Architectural Design, 2014, Architectural Histories (PDF)

6) John Onians, Bearers of Meaning: The Classical Orders in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 1988, Cambridge (PDF)


GRADING POLICY:

1) The participation in class;

2) The reports/essays at the end of the class;


Submission Guidelines

All students should submit their reports/essays, using the following format, to the email: liuqian4321@163.com

1) All pages should be numbered. All pages should have student name on header.

2) All technical reports should professionally include the parts of abstract, main report content, discussion, reference.

Letter Grade

The scores will be given according to your report/essay. You will get:

A if 80%

B if you get 70% to 80% C if you get 60% to 70% D if less than 60%


Tentative Schedule

Day #

Topic

Instructor

Time in classroom (hrs)

1

An introduction of traditional Chinese buildings

1.1 Features

1.2 Elements

1.3 Special component

1.4 Influence  factors

A/Prof. Qian Liu

2

2

Urban construction, Housing and Settlements in ancient China

2.1 Origin

2.2 Development

2.3 Elements

2.4 Examples (Beijing, Xuzhou, Anhui)

A/Prof. Qian Liu

2

3

Palaces, Tombs and temples in ancient China

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Development

3.3 Examples (the Imperial Palace, Thirteen Ming Tombs, Temple of Heaven)



A/Prof. Qian Liu

2

4

Classical Chinese Gardens

4.1 Features

4.2 Elements

4.3 Examples (the Summer Palace, Humble Administrator's Garden)


A/Prof. Qian Liu



2

5

The Eastern Mediterranean & Greece:

5.1 Mesopotamia and the Early Cities

5.2 Egypt and Divine Rule

5.3 Greece after the Dark Ages

5.4 The Polis and the democratization of Architecture

A/Prof. Martin Goffriller

2

6

Rome:

6.1 Hellenism and its influence

6.2 The Imperial City

6.3 Engineering an Empire

6.4 The Pantheon and the Temple of Jupiter Maximus


A/Prof. Martin Goffriller

2

7

New Influences and the Dark Ages:

7.1 What is Christian architecture?

7.2 The art of the steppes

7.3 Misunderstanding ‘Romaness’

7.4 Rome 2.0 – Byzantium and Constantinople


A/Prof. Martin Goffriller

2

8

The Middle Ages and the early Renaissance:

8.1 Islamic Influences

8.2 Model, copy and design in the 11th century

8.3 What is Gothic?

8.4 The ‘Renaissance’ of what?


A/Prof. Martin Goffriller

2