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ARCH-451 Urban Studies (Rome)

2 Credits

This course gathers together the ancillary visits and site work that supplement the design studio. Beginning with a survey of Rome (from its foundation through the thirteenth century), sites of architectural, archaeological, and historical significance are examined. It includes three organized field trips intended to maximize the students’ exposure to critical sites and buildings encompassing diverse historic periods. Northern Trip: Palladio and the Venuto (one week) Spoleto, Assisi, Urbino, Rimini, Modena, Mantua, Verona and Vicenza. Includes private tours of the work of Palladio (Villa Rotunda, Teatro Olimpico, Villa Emo) and Carlo Scarpa (Castle Vecchio, Brion Cemetary, Canova Museum). Florence Trip: Italian Renaissance (four days). Southern Trip: Naples and Puglia (one week) – Naples, Pompeii, Paestum, Matera, Villa Franca and Bari. In conjunction with the field trips, there will be required reading, research, on-site analysis, observation and presentation to the faculty and students by smaller groups.