Art History 233 - Italian Renaissance Architecture

Italian Renaissance Arch.

Jessica Maier

MW 11:30AM-12:45PM

Mount Holyoke College
Art 220
Renaissance Italy gave rise to an extraordinarily influential version of classical architecture. Figures like Brunelleschi and Palladio took their cues from antiquity while moving beyond it to pioneer new techniques and designs. In this class, students explore developments in building types such as churches, palaces, and villas, as well as urban planning and landscape design. Recurrent themes include the rise of the professional architect, the development of the written treatise, the balance of theory and practice, and the role of patronage. In Renaissance culture, architecture was more than functional: it was a public statement that could project power, taste, and status.

Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.