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    Vassar College
  Dec 16, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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URBS 275 - Rome: Architecture and Urbanism

1 unit(s)
(Same as ART 275 ) The Eternal City has been transformed many times since its legendary founding by Romulus and Remus. This course presents an overview of the history of the city of Rome in antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque period, and modern times. The course examines the ways that site, architecture, urbanism, and politics have interacted to produce one of the world’s densest urban fabrics. The course focuses on Rome’s major architectural and urban monuments over time (e.g., Pantheon, St. Peters, the Capitoline hill) as well as discussions of the dynamic forms of Roman power and religion. Literature, music and film also will be included as appropriate. Nicholas Adams.

Prerequisite(s): ART 105  or ART 106 , or ART 170  or permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.

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