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ARTH 1701 Living on the Water: Venetian Art, Architecture, and the Environment (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Why do humans build cities on the water? How does the environment affect the creation and development of cities? How do humans shape cities in intentional and inadvertent ways? The long and illustrious history of Venice provides a case study for probing these enduring questions. Students use methods of art and architectural history to examine how Venetians constructed the city in space and over time, how its coastal position influenced art and architecture, how Venetians expressed individual and collective identity through the built and natural environment, and what issues threaten the city today.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Stephanie Leone

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Core Renewal Course: Enduring Questions


Last Updated: 02-Mar-17