Art History 290RC - Issues in Art History: 'Medieval Architecture in Motion'

Medieval Architec. in Motion

Samuel Barber

TTH 10:30AM-11:45AM

Mount Holyoke College
Art 220
We usually encounter medieval art in the museum. There, encased in glass and opportunely illuminated, they are objects of quiet contemplation. Yet the art and architecture of the Middle Ages were seldom still or silent, and its audiences were rarely disinterested observers. In this course we will explore medieval architecture's multifaceted meanings for those who experienced its sights and sounds. We will also consider the interrelationships between objects in other media -- such as sculpture, mosaic, and textile -- and the architectural spaces in which they were situated. Course topics will proceed both chronologically and thematically, taking in sites from across Europe and the Mediterranean.

Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors

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