ARTH 233 - Renaissance and Baroque Architecture in Italy
Mount Holyoke College
This course focuses on architecture in Italy--including churches, palaces, villas, and urban planning--from the 1400s to the 1600s. In this period, architects took their cues from the classical tradition even as they carved out their own territory, developing new techniques and perfecting old ones to realize their designs. We will trace shifting architectural practice through key figures from Brunelleschi to Bernini, and through the lens of larger cultural forces. We will also examine buildings in light of the painted and sculpted decorative programs that were often integral to their overall effect.
Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.