Mar 31, 2020  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 295-01 - Special Topic: “On the Art of Building”: History of Architecture in the Renaissance (1400-1600)

4 credits (Fall)
Study of the major buildings, figures, and cultural centers of the Renaissance, the watershed moment in the architectural history of the Western World. The course expands beyond the Italian peninnsula across the European continent. Key themes include: the Renaissance appropriation of classical antiquity, the persistence of Gothic tradition, and encounters with Islamic art. We will examine the material, urban, social, and political dimensions of architecture, as well as temporal and geographic migrations of architectural knowledge.

Prerequisite: ART 103 .
Instructor: Pistis