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Fall 2010-2011
* ART 320 / ARC 320 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Rome, the Eternal City

John A. Pinto

The main goal of this course is to acquaint students with the major architectural monuments of ancient and post-classical Rome, paying particular attention to creative transformations of form and meaning. The urban development of the city will be stressed and used to provide a contextual reading of individual buildings and public spaces.

Sample reading list:
Krautheimer, Rome, Profile of a City
Boethius, The Golden House of Nero
Ackerman, The Architecture of Michelangelo
Coffin, The Villa in the Life of Renaissance Rome
Pinto, Trevi Fountain
Kostof, The Third Rome

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly assigned readings discussed in precept. A term paper based on individual research and readings.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other information:
Extensive use will be made of an interactive database linking texts and images designed specifically for the course. For department majors, satisfies ancient Mediterranean or Renaissance/baroque/Islamic distribution requirement by prior arrangement with instructor.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22366 L01 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm T Th   McCormick Hall   101   Enrolled:59 Limit:125
P01 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm T   McCormick Hall   272   Enrolled:10 Limit:13
P02 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   McCormick Hall   272   Enrolled:8 Limit:13
P03 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am W   McCormick Hall   272   Enrolled:14 Limit:13
P04 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am W   McCormick Hall   272   Enrolled:10 Limit:13
P05 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am W   McCormick Hall   272   Enrolled:8 Limit:13
P06 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm W   McCormick Hall   104   Enrolled:6 Limit:13