European Architecture to 1750|
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
This course is an introduction to architecture as a prime representative expression of premodern European civilizations, from ancient Greece through the early 18th century. The course focuses on developing the ability to analyze architectural form. Emphasis is on canonical, monumental buildings; their urban and historical situations; and related works of visual art in other media (sculpture and painting). In each era, how does architecture help to constitute its society's identity? What is the relationship between style and ideology? How do architects respond to the works of earlier architects, either innovatively or imitatively? How do patrons respond to the works of their predecessors, either locally or distantly? How are works of architecture positioned within those structures of power that the works, in turn, help to define? How do monuments celebrate selected aspects of history and suppress others? How do certain premodern monuments come to be revalued and reevaluated in modern times? Lectures, readings, and discussions address these and related questions, with each class focused on specific periods and sites, emphasizing visual culture at different scales (urban form, architecture, object, and image). Emphasis will be on exploring continuities and distinctions between works across time, seeing Western traditions as a totality over centuries. Lectures and readings convey different historiographic approaches to these issues.
Course lectures, discussions, readings and assignments aim to develop the ability to analyze works of architecture and related visual art from a wide range of interpretive perspectives.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(IDEA-MN)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Marvin Trachtenberg and Isabel Hyman, ARCHITECTURE, FROM PREHISTORY TO POSTMODERNISM.
Robin F. Rhodes, ARCHITECTURE AND MEANING ON THE ATHENIAN ACROPOLIS
William MacDonald, THE PANTHEON.
Roger Stalley, EARLY MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
Otto von Simson, THE GOTHIC CATHEDRAL
Peter Murray, ARCHITECTURE OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE.
Robert W. Berger, A ROYAL PASSION: LOUIS XIV AS PATRON OF ARCHITECTURE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three short papers, two in-class exams and a final exam.
|Instructor(s): Siry,Joseph M. Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: CINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 60||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 35||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 6||JR non-major: 6||SO: 18||FR: 18|
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