DES371 History of Architecture I
[3–0, 3 cr.]
This course will trace the development of Western architecture from the Greek and Roman period, to the Byzantine, Gothic, and Italian Renaissance, Late Renaissance, and Baroque. Important icons and landmarks in art and architecture, as well as the principles, technical developments, and ideologies underlying these various movements will be analyzed. The course will also study the importance of cultural ideas and ideals and their relationship to the development of aesthetic forms, and more broadly, of civilization.