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Exploring Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Through the Ages

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Humans have been designing and building monuments and buildings of all types and sizes from the dawn of civilisation to the extent that the built environment reflects a people's cultural, religious and political beliefs and characteristics. This free online course reviews early buildings and monuments from the Roman Empire through to the Middle Ages. It looks at examples such as Renaissance and Baroque architecture and well-known examples of 19th and 20th century buildings. Works by famous architects such as Brunelleschi, Bernini, Solomon Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are also reviewed. This course will be of interest to architecture and design professionals, and to learners who would like to pursue a career in the areas of design, architecture and the built environment. Even if you are about to design your new home, you might find inspiration by studying this course!

  • In this course you will:

    - Review early buildings and monuments from the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages
    - Examine examples of Renaissance and Baroque architecture
    - Assess examples of 19th and 20th Century buildings
    - Appraise the work of architects such as Brunelleschi, Bernini, Solomon Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Exploring Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Through the Ages
  • Free

  • 1-2 Hours

  • Smart History

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 4 )
  • EXPLORING ARCHITECTURE, BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTS T...
  • Module
    1
    Early Buildings and Monuments
    • In this module you will study aspects of Roman architecture and look in detail at Chartres Cathedral built during the Middle Ages.Please use a fast broadband connection and wait a minute or more for the video to download fully.
    • Temple of Portunus
    • The Colosseum
    • The Arch of Titus
    • Column of Trajan
    • The Arch of Constantine
    • Basilica of Saint Sabina
    • Chartres Cathedral - Part 1
    • Chartres Cathedral - Part 2
    • Chartres Cathedral - Part 3
  • Module
    2
    Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
    • In this module you will study works by architects such as Brunelleschi and Bernini during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.Please use a fast broadband connection and wait a minute or more for the video to download fully.
    • Orsanmichele
    • Dome of the Cathedral of Florence
    • Laurentian Library
    • Church of Il Gesu
    • Saint Peter's Basilica
    • Saint Peter's Square
    • San Carlo
    • Sant'Andrea al Quirinale
    • Saint Ignatius Chapel
  • Module
    3
    19th and 20th Century Architecture
    • In this module you will study examples of architecture during the 19th and 20th centuries.Please use a fast broadband connection and wait a minute or more for the video to download fully.
    • Sagrada Família Basilica
    • Palais Garnier
    • Guggenheim Museum
    • Lever House
    • Seagram Building
  • COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module
    4
    Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Assessment
    • To pass this assessment you must score 80% or more.
    • Architecture Assessment
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