HISTART 489 - Special Topics in Art and Culture
Section: 003 Roman Imperial Architecture
Term: WN 2009
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
3
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an in-depth examination of one of the hallmarks of Roman culture – its extraordinary architectural tradition, represented by monuments ranging from intact buildings such as the Pantheon in Rome, to engineering marvels such as the Roman aqueducts of southern France, to the marble cities of North Africa. The course will examine the architecture of the Roman empire from the reign of Augustus at the turn of the millennium to the reign of Justinian in the mid-sixth century C.E. Special attention will be paid to the urban development of Rome as an imperial capital, and to the the evidence of provincial towns such as Ephesus in Turkey for the influence of Roman architecture on the indigenous traditions of the nations conquered by the Romans. The course will conclude with a consideration of the adaptation of Roman architecture to Christianity, exemplified by the great Justinianic churches of Constantinople and Ravenna. The slide-lectures and readings will present the major monuments and building types, as well as related subjects such as city-planning and urbanism, and Roman engineering and construction methods.

HISTART 489 - Special Topics in Art and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
18935
Open
28
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
20728
Open
0
4Ugrd
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
21798
Closed
0
 
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M 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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