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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

ARTH 17.05 Castles, Cloisters, Cathedrals

This course explores the origins and development of architecture during the Middle Ages (roughly from the fourth to the fifteenth century). While generally arranged chronologically, some classes will focus on themes such as the role of architects and patrons, the influence of pilgrims and monks as well as the cross-cultural impact of Islamic and Byzantine architecture on the buildings of medieval Western Europe. Not only will we explore the people and institutions that commissioned the great buildings of the Middle Ages, but also we will explore how these structures were built. Finally, as an instance of experiential learning, we will take some initial steps toward reconstructing a medieval building on the Dartmouth campus in order to understand the fundamental principles informing medieval buildings.



Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:ART; WCult:W

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