History of Medieval Architecture (m) (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

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Name of lecturer
Fabio Coden
Fabio Coden
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Semestrino IIB dal Apr 20, 2015 al Jun 6, 2015.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course will be directed to the architecture of medieval European monasteries.
During the lessons will be offered the tools for a accurate assessment of the architectural phenomena related to the monasticism.
At the end of the course, students will be able to recognize and evaluate independently the aesthetic and the functional and liturgical aspects related to the coenobitic architecture.


In the course of history of medieval architecture (m) will be undertaken the study of the architecture and liturgical equipment related to monasticism in the Middle Ages.
During the lectures will be assessed the most important monastiries in Italy and in Europe, to better frame the origin and evolution of architectural forms adopted over the centuries.
The study and analysis of emblematic cases will be conducted with diachronic system, starting from the first manifestations of the Christian era until the season of the mendicant orders, but will also be evaluated monasteries built at the same time in distant regions.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.