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Part one of a four-part survey of environmental arts of the Western world. This course covers the Aegean, Grecian, Roman, early Christian, and Byzantine cultures, encompassing early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic periods.
Explore the early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic periods
Identify major monuments and their function, symbolism, style, and significance
Learn how to utilize library and museum resources
Recognize and evaluate significant environmental design movements
About this course:
Part one of a four-part survey of environmental arts of the Western world. This course covers the architectural and arts history of the Aegean, Greek, Roman, early Christian, and Byzantine cultures, encompassing early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic periods. Instruction focuses on the man-built environment as influenced by geographical location, as well as the social, religious, economic, and political forces of each historical period. Topics include major monuments in terms of function, symbolism, methods of fabrication, style, use of color,ornament, and significance. The major artists, architects, and designers of the various periods are also introduced. Illustrated lectures, selected readings, and student projects develop an appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of the Western world, as well as the ability to utilize library and museum resources and recognize and evaluate significant environmental design movements. The course helps students understand the achievements of the past in order to more fully understand the present.
Spring 2022 Schedule
Date & Time
Wednesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)