ARTH 529
(AAMW 529)
Vitruvian Studies
Instructor: Professor Lothar Haselberger
M 3-5

Course Description

Research on Vitruvius' Ten Books on Architecture, Art and Construction: Structure, sources, intended readers; formation of art theory and its relation to practice; statics and esthetics; Greek model vs. Italic tradition; discrepancy with the ideals of the "Augustan Revolution"; role and reception during the Renaissance and later Classical revivals (using Penn's rich collection of 16th to 20th c. Vitruvius editions); latest wave of Vitruvian scholarship. -- Working knowledge of Latin helpful, but not necessary.