AHST 450 Northern Romanticism in Art and Architecture

This seminar studies issues associated with the Romantic spirit as they are experienced in contemporary art and architecture. Conditions such as the mystical underpinnings of romanticism, nature and the sublime, the intuitive, religion and the spirit, the definition of artist/architect, the longing for death, the meaning of feelings, utopias, paradise lost (and found) and the object of art are treated as fundamental aspects of modernity and the modern mind.