ARCH 3100 / 4101 / 4102 / 5101 DESIGN STUDIO (6 credits)
Instructors: Jerry Wells and Davide Marchetti
ARCH 3820 THE TOPOGRAPHY AND URBAN HISTORY OF ROME IN ANTIQUITY AND THE MIDDLE AGES (3 credits)
Instructor: Jan Gadeyne
ARCH 3819 SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE & URBANISM: Urban Design, Architecture, and Art in Renaissance and Baroque Rome (3 credits)
Instructor: Jeffrey Blanchard
While this course will focus principally upon the Renaissance and Baroque phases of Rome's history, we will initially survey the city's urban history and structure from its origins to the present, a span of almost 3,000 years. Throughout the course, we will often turn our attention to those earlier and later sites and developments, without an understanding of which the Renaissance and Baroque periods would be only partially intelligible. Our goal is to learn to "read" this complicated city, in which the rich stratifications and juxtapositions often involve many different phases of Rome's long history. We will explore the city and its constituent parts, from street systems and urban spaces to buildings and the works of art adorning them, using tools of analysis appropriate to these diverse categories.
While the overall organization of the syllabus is essentially a chronological one, each class session tends to reflect other criteria of selection as well: topographic (a particular zone of the city); typological (a particular architectural type, e.g. the 16th-century palazzo); monographic (the work of a single artist). Teaching occurs in large part on site, and along our itineraries our major focuses will often be interspersed with secondary sites and themes that contribute to a fuller understanding of this uniquely complex city.
Fulfills URS A requirement.
Architecture Theory / Visual Representation
Instructor: Jerry Wells