ARTH530 - VITRUVIAN STUDIES

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Section 401 - SEM
This proseminar explores Vitruvius' Ten Books on architecture, art, and construction against the backdrop of Rome’s cultural revolution under Augustus. We will investigate the structure, sources, and intended readers of Vitruvius’ treatise; trends of latest Vitruvian scholarship; Greco-Roman art theory and its relation to practice; issues of proportion and esthetics; the Roman adoption of Greek models vis-à-vis the Italic tradition – all this within the context of the art, architecture, and urbanism of Augustan Rome. Penn’s rich collection of Vitruvius editions (16th-20th c.) will be utilized, as will the presence of other Penn specialists on Augustan Rome and modern revivals of Vitruvius (and Antiquity) for guest lectures and a discussion panel. – Undergraduate students with permission. Working knowledge of Latin, French, German helpful but not necessary.
T 0300PM-0600PM
HASELBERGER, LOTHAR
JAFFE BUILDING B17
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