History of Art and Architecture

HAA 1306 High Renaissance Architecture

The architecture of the high Renaissance and mannerism (from about 1500 to about 1580 in Rome and other centers of Italy) changed forever the face of architecture. This course focuses on the Roman projects of Bramante, Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. It then follows the mutation of high Renaissance ideals into mannerism and the spread of both styles in Northern Italy, particularly in town planning and in the villas and churches of Andrea Palladio around Venice.