This course will survey the development of architecture in Italy from 1400 to 1700. From long-established medieval models we will explore the reintroduction and reinterpretation of Antiquity from the late fourteenth-century onwards. The course will then explore how these foundational Renaissance ideals evolved to become Mannerism and found their ultimate expression in Bernini's Baroque. Following a chronological progression, the course will address the structures and theories of the period through its leading architects, Brunelleschi, Alberti, Michelangelo, Palladio and Bernini, among others. The course will explore a wide range of architectural types, from the centralized church to private palaces and villas. Further themes to be considered will include: the development of the architect as a professional, regional styles and their relationship with antiquity, patterns of patronage, and the interior. Prerequisites: L01 113 Intro to Western Art, Architecture and Design.
Course Attributes: FA AH; EN H; BU Hum; BU IS; AS HUM; AS LCD; AS WI I; GF AH; FA HUM; AR HUM; AH AM; AH RB; AH MEA; AH NW; AH A