Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

HART 431 - ARCH OF GOTHIC CATHEDRAL

Long Title: ARCHITECTURE OF THE GOTHIC CATHEDRAL FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This course will focus on one of the most important contributions to the history of western architecture-- the Gothic cathedral. The course will approach the material from a number of different perspectives--the formal and technical development of Gothic architecture; the Medieval architect and the design of Gothic buildings, the social, economic, and political history of "big church" building in the Middle Ages; Gothic architecture as experience and metaphor; and the afterlife of the Gothic cathedral from Vasari to the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Cross-list: MDEM 431.