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ARC371 History of Architecture I

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course will trace the development of Western architecture from the Greek and Roman periods to the Byzantine, Gothic, Italian Renaissance, Late Renaissance and Baroque periods. 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 also studies the importance of cultural ideas and ideals and their relationships to the development of aesthetic forms, and more broadly, of civilization.