ETBA117 Folk Architecture

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Miroslav Válka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Miroslav Válka, Ph.D.
Department of European Ethnology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of European Ethnology - Faculty of Arts
Wed 8:00–9:40 J31, except Wed 15. 11.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course is the entry into the issue of research into vernacular architecture and rural seat. It introduces to the students the historical development of professional interest, the used terminology, typology and the basic genesis of the folk house in Central Europe.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to define basic terminology of traditional folk architecture and rural settlement. Students should be able to identify the stages of the evolution of settlement and house in history from rudimental forms (underground houses) to forms influenced by style architecture.
  • Folk house as part of the cultural heritage.
  • Aims and methods of research, heuristics.
  • Settlement and related issues.
  • Evolution of human dwellings from rudimental forms.
  • Building material, structures.
  • Development of house layout, interior, housing.
  • Farming, technical and sacral structures.
  • Typology of folk house in the Czech lands.
  • Folk architecture in contemporary world.
    recommended literature
  • JELÍNEK, Jan. Střecha nad hlavou : počátky lidské architektury. Brno: Moravské muzeum - Ústav Anthropos, 1986. 58 s. info
  • VAŘEKA, Pavel. Archeologie středověkého domu. 1. vyd. Plzeň: Katedra archeologie, FHS ZČU v Plzni, 2004. 437 s. ISBN 8090341217. info
  • FROLEC, Václav. Lidová architektura na Moravě a ve Slezsku. Brno, 1974. info
  • MENCL, Václav. Lidová architektura v Československu. Praha, 1980. info
  • ŠKABRADA, Jiří. Lidové stavby : architektura českého venkova. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 1999. 246 s. ISBN 8072030825. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written examination.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Kombinované studium 14 hodin přímé výuky v semestru.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2021.
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