History of Art and Architecture

HAA 1040 Architecture: Image, Text, Theory

This course treats the historical development of aesthetic theories employed in the conception of architectural design through the course of Western civilization. It focuses on Vitruvius in antiquity, the re-writings of Vitruvius in the renaissance, and the key theorists - both moralists and rationalists - of the modern era (including Ruskin, Viollet le-Duc, Le Corbusier).