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Academic Catalog 2014-2015 
    
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HART320 Villas and Gardens of the Italian Renaissance 3 cr.


An investigation of the architecture of leisure in Renaissance Italy, from the early Humanist villas of the powerful Medici family to the farm-villa complexes designed by Palladio in the sixteenth century. Gardens and villas are considered in their role as purveyors of the economic, social and political power of the elite, and in relation to ancient literary and archeological sources and Renaissance design theory. Examples include the Medici villa at Fiesole, Palazzo Te in Mantua, Palazzo Farnese at Caprarola and Villa d’Este at Tivoli.

Prerequisites: HART100

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