ONLINE ART HISTORY COURSE
“The Building of Renaissance Florence”
Florence, Italy, was the cradle of the Renaissance and the birthplace of the modern world. This 4-week course will explore the urban development of Florence from 1000-1500 CE. Through formal architectural readings of the key buildings that defined Florence’s medieval and early modern cityscape, we shall not only come to understand the unique architectural identities of individual buildings, but also how these structures collectively define the city’s urban identity.
- To bring a historical figure to life through a “hands on” approach to the budlings that defined Florence’s most important historical period.
- To understand the role that the historical context of the selected building projects had on their design and development.
- To learn to appreciate the rich and influential aspects of medieval and early Renaissance Italian architecture in the 13th, 14thand 15th centuries.
- To develop the fundamental skills of architectural analysis.
- To develop an ability to interact in a personal and intimate manner with architectural works and their surroundings.
Virtual Classroom: Full access to an online educational platform with discussion forum, videos of recordings, syllabus, and readings.
Credits: Certificate of Completion
Location: LIVE INTERACTIVE ON-LINE ART HISTORY LECTURES
Readings to be provided to students in PDF format prior to the beginning of course.
Complete syllabus will be provided upon registration.
- ALL LECTURES WILL BE RECORDED AND AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AT YOUR CONVENIENCE IN OUR VIDEO LIBRARY FOR THE DURATION OF THE COURSE