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Art History (ART H)

ART H 202 (GA;US;IL) Renaissance to Modern Architecture (3) A survey of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Victorian, Modern, Post-Modern, and Contemporary architecture in Europe and America.

ART H 202 Renaissance to Modern Architecture (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course is an introduction to Western architecture from approximately A.D. 1400 to the present. Some of the topics covered in this course include the Italian Renaissance, the rebuilding of St. Peter's in Rome, Mannerism, the villas of Palladio, Italian Baroque churches, Spanish Colonial architecture in the Americas, royal French architecture from Francis I to Louis XVI, Late Baroque and Rococo architecture from Bavaria to Russia, Elizabethan to Georgian architecture in England and America, the Industrial Revolution, Neoclassicism from Schinkel to Jefferson, Romanticism and the Gothic Revival, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Second Empire Paris, Victorian architecture, the Arts & Crafts Movement, Richardsonian Romanesque, the Chicago School, Frank Lloyd Wright, the City Beautiful Movement, Art Nouveau to Futurism, Art Deco skyscrapers, the International Style, the Bauhaus, Le Corbusier, Louis 1. Kahn, PostModernism, Deconstructionsim, and contemporary architecture. . Selected major architects, theories, buildings, and urban developments will be emphasized. Architecture will be considered within the contexts of religion, politics, philosophy, culture, economics, race, gender, society, engineering, and landscape architecture.

The students' understanding of the basic factual information concerning selected buildings will be tested through quizzes. The students' understanding and ability to articulate the conceptual themes of the course will be tested through essay examinations. There will also be a short paper.

This course will provide an introduction to Renaissance to contemporary architecture to students of any major. The course has no prerequisite. This course also serves as an introductory foundation course for students in the arts, particularly architecture and landscape architecture. The companion course to Art History 202 is Art History 201, "Ancient to Medieval Architecture," which examines Western architecture before A.D. 1400. Art History 202 is a required course for the Major in Art History and the Interdisciplinary Minor in Architectural History.

General Education: GA
Diversity: US;IL
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Spring 2006

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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