AHST 311 History of Architecture: Renaissance-Baroque Architecture

An introduction to the history of the Western tradition of architecture and urban design from 1400 - 1800. This course focuses on selected monuments conceived and built in Europe and the Americas during the periods generally characterized as the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Enlightenment. Buildings are studied as documents of economic, political, and social conditions and as projections of aesthetic, scientific, philosophic, and religious thought.