DU2328 Aristocratic residences in England (16th-20th century)

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Tomáš Valeš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Tomáš Valeš, Ph.D.
Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Wed 18:00–19:40 K31
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
Students will get acquainted with the basic types and characteristics of aristocratic residences (country houses) in England from the 16th to the 20th century. Besides the changes in the architectural forms of individual houses, attention will be focused on their functional use, artistic collections and personalities of particular patrons.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- orientate in the development of English aristocratic residences;
- identify and describe their parts;
- characterize represented collections and works of art;
- find analogies with similar country houses on the continent;
  • - a methodological introduction - English country houses in the 16th - 18th century - English country houses in the 18th - 20th century - patrons and architects - art collections - gardens - the European context
    required literature
  • MUSSON, Jeremy. How to read a country house. First published. London: Ebury press, 2005. 272 stran. ISBN 9780091900762. info
  • SUMMERSON, John. Architecture in Britain, 1530 to 1830. Photo by A. F. Kersting. 9th ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993. 588 s. ISBN 0300058861. info
  • GIROUARD, Mark. Life in the English country house : a social and architectural history. Seventh printing. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980. 344 stran. ISBN 0300022735. info
    recommended literature
  • The country house kitchen, 1650-1900. Edited by Pamela A. Sambrook - Peter Brears. Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2010. xii, 262. ISBN 9780752455969. info
  • CHRISTIE, Christopher. The British country house in the eighteenth century. First published. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000. xv, 333. ISBN 0719047242. info
  • HOWARD, Maurice. The early Tudor country house : architecture and politics 1490-1550. London: Georg Philip, 1987. 232 stran. ISBN 0540011193. info
  • GIROUARD, Mark. The Victorian country house. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979. vii, 467. ISBN 0300023901. info
Teaching methods
Lectures supplemented by discussions.
Assessment methods
Oral examination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught only once.

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