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History of architecture

Here you will find all the resources identified by our tutors as useful for the study of this subject, arranged in ascending alphabetical order. Browse the tiles and descriptions to discover if there are any resources of interest to you, or click on any of the keywords to see resources sorted by more in-depth topics.

History of architecture (V360): Historical study of building design and architectural movements.

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Course Furnishings and Interiors 1850 to the Present Day

The furnishings and interiors of the recent past reflect a changing domestic culture. This illustrated course will explore domestic life and...

Interior design, Interiors, Furnishings, Furniture, Designers, Twentieth-century, Nineteenth-century, Victorian view
Course Learning to Look at Western Architecture

This course is designed to enable students to ‘read’ the architecture of the Western world in a critically informed way. You will learn to...

Architecture, Classicism, Gothic, History view
Link The Architecture of Cairo

A sumptuously illustrated overview of the historical and cultural development of the architecture of Cairo – spanning the entire period from its...

Link Architectus - architectural drawings online

The Architectus archive contains unique student designs from the 1930s to the 1950s and work from famous post-war architects like...

Link Roman Architecture

This course  provides a general introductory overview of the history of Roman architecture. The course units consist of guided links to other HE...

Roman architecture, Rome view
Link Frank Lloyd Wright

A neatly produced historical and critical overview of the life and work of Lloyd Wright

Link Analysis of Contemporary Architecture

A heavily text-oriented course provided by MIT, which explores the work of some of the most canonical architects of the Modernist generation....

Link Exploring a Romano-African City

A well contextualised introduction to the Romano-African city of Thugga, provided by the Open University

Roman architecture, Rome view
Link Arts of Asia

A very wide-ranging introductory-historical overview of the visual and material arts of China, India and Japan. This course contains links to a...

Link Modernist Architecture: Roots (1920 – 1929)

A brief, yet interesting, exploration of the innovations produced by such key early Modernist architects as Louis Sullivan, Mies Van Der Rohe, and...

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