This course unit introduces issues concerning the preservation of architectural heritage, from the 16th to the 20th century, especially in Contemporary Times. It will also provide a broadened perspective on the evolution of art since Ancient Times to the present day.
In the end, students are expected to be able to • use critically the concepts of heritage and art history; • question the notions of monument and heritage, as far as its relation with history, memory and time is concerned; • recognise the notion of work of art and its aesthetic, technical and historical sphere.
1st Part: Heritage • Humanism and the ancient monument. • The times of the antiquarians. • The French revolution. • The consecration of the historical monument. 2nd Part: Art History • The study of art as an historical subject. • Art history: timeline and supremacy. • Art history today.
CHOAY, Françoise, A Alegoria do Património, Lisboa, Edições 70, 2000 (Artes & Comunicação, 71), p.11-154. BARRAL I ALTET, Xavier, História da Arte, Lisboa, Edições 70, 2002 (Artes & Comunicação, 79).
Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a
presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one
final presence-based exam (100%).
Students are required to have access to a computer with Internet connection and an e-mail address as well as to have computer literacy from the users' perspective.