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ART-411-20, ExplW/Art: Greeks & Roman Arch (FA14)

 INSTRUCTOR: Domenico Firmani

SCHEDULE/DATE/TIME: T1/Saturday/12:00PM-02:45 PM, 09/06/2014-10/18/2014

CONTENT:

An examination of the architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome, and an examination of these styles as they are reflected in the architecture of Baltimore and vicinity. We will apply the criteria of the ancient models to structures in Baltimore that were modeled after ancient examples, or use similar forms.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Learn the major architectural styles and structures of Ancient Greece and Rome.

2. Understand the relationship of the ancient forms to modern applications.

3. Deal with the applications as they appear in Baltimore structures.

METHODS:

1. Class room slide lectures on basic concepts. Student participation.

2. Reading assignments. 

3. Trips to Baltimore area locations to study the structures. This will allow students to examine the building styles and decorative schemes firsthand.

ASSIGNMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS:

1. Readings in assigned texts.

2. On-site analysis by student of the classical forms on a structure.

3. Research paper.

4. Quiz and final exam.

REQUIRED TEXTS: 

-Pedley, John. Greek Art and Archaeology. 5th edition, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

-Ramage, Nancy and Andrew Ramage. Roman Art. 5th edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

Dorsey, John and James Dilts. A Guide to Baltimore Architecture. 3rd edition. Centreville, MD: Schiffer Publishers, 1996.

READINGS TO BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

Pedley text: Read sections on architecture in chapters 1-4. Chapter introductions, and readings on other mediums, would certainly benefit you in understanding the Greek style more completely.