AH 312 - History of Spanish Architecture
This course provides an outline of the History of Spanish Architecture from Roman to present times. It will deal with the main architectural styles present in the Spanish Peninsula and its most celebrated examples taking into account the historical, social and cultural background in which they were produced. The overall learning goal of the course is to learn how to look at a building using its own language, and analyzing its style, function and meaning. At the end of the course students will have a clear vision of the evolution of architecture in Spain, recognizing its main periods and examples, and being able to analyse it in terms of the political and cultural background in which it was conceived and in comparison with that of other European and American countries. This course seeks to develop perceptual and expressive abilities in order to see a building as a whole.