ARCH 046 - Architectural History I


West Valley College - Department of Architecture  
Updated September 30, 2011

Architecture 46
Architectural History from Prehistoric to 1800

Course Objectives:
Develop an understanding and become conversant in the history and sources of modern architecture.  The time frame begins in The Stone Age and continues through the Industrial Revolution.  The root of architectural theory is derived from the history of the art.  As such a thorough understanding of history is the cornerstone to understanding and working with Western Architecture.  Various periods of architecture will be covered:  Prehistory, Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, The Roman Empire, Early Christian, Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and others. The history of architecture is an important and integral part of the theory of architecture; the understanding of one contributes to the understanding of the other.
Instructor: Christopher Clancy AIA



Course Materials



Arch 46 Syllabus