May 27, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 243 - Early Modern Spaces

This course examines various spaces in Italy and France from circa 1400 until circa 1700. The students look at private residences such as palazzi and castles in terms of architecture, patronage, and domestic productions. The class determines the parameters of an estab­lished gendered space and the components of a socially constructed space. In addition, the course addresses the impact of urban public structures on politics and culture, as well as the drive behind the establishment of villas outside of city centers. From the gardens of Bomarzo to studioli and to the Château de Chenonceau, this class pays close attention to aesthetic decisions contextualized within political, religious, economic and social settings.

Credits 1



Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities