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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 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...

Link The Triumph of the Baroque

A succinct and well illustrated overview of the advent and nature of European Baroque architecture

Link Buckminster Fuller – Thinking Out Loud

A neatly produced interactive visual (still and video), biographical and historical resource – relating to the work of Buckminster Fuller.

Abbeys view
Link The Once and Future City

A fascinating on-line course provided by MIT, which meditates upon the historical evolution of, and the nature of, contemporary (mainly American)...

Link Roman Architecture

A guided series of illustrated on-line lectures provided by Yale University, which give a fairly complex and detailed overview of the evolution of...

Roman architecture, Rome view
Link World Images

A wide-ranging, yet patchy and variable compendium of on-line resources (mainly visual) covering an extensive, and growing, range of topics in...

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