Course Catalog

History of Art and Architecture (ARCH202)

Offered By:  Engineering and Materials Science Faculty

Course Prerequisites


Course Outline

An analytical survey of western and non-western traditions in art and architecture from the Paleolithic through the Middle Ages, including such periods and styles as Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Islamic, Romanesque, and Gothic.
Course Outcome
Students should be able to analyze western and non-western art and architecture, thus developing an awareness of their historical developments.
References and Textbooks
1.     Cruickshank, Dan (1996). Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture. Oxford: Architectural Press.
2.     Roth, Leland (2006). Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, And Meaning (Icon Editions). Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.
3.     Yeomans, Richard (2006). The Art and Architecture of Islamic Cairo. UK: Garnet Publishing Limited.
4.     Behrens-Abouseif, Doris (2010). The Minarets of Cairo: Islamic Architecture from the Arab Conquest to the end of the Ottoman Period. I. B. Tauris.