ICAR/18 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Basic knowledge of Architectural History. Introduction to the comprehension of monuments and their formal, spatial and typological characteristics. This includes construction techniques, as well as cultural contexts and relationships with the figurative arts through the examination of works and the principal architects of the medieval, modern and contemporary age.

Course Structure

Lecture format.

Detailed Course Content

1. An outline of Architectural History from the Middle Ages to the XXth century.

2. Cistercian abbeys in Italy.

Textbook Information


- L. Bartolini Salimbeni, C. Bozzoni et al., Lineamenti di storia dell’architettura per i corsi di storia dell’architettura, Sovera, Roma 2013 (e successive edizioni), pp. 3-10, 219-342, 371-568, 613-688.

- P. Nuttgens, La storia dell’architettura, Phaidon, New York 2006, pp. 240-283.



- C. Tosco, Andare per le abbazie cistercensi, Società Editrice il Mulino, Bologna 2017, pp. 1-155.


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

Open in PDF format Versione in italiano