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ITAL6730

Italian Baroque

Italian Baroque in Turin, Rome, and Lecce: Architecture, Society, Art and History

This course will trace Italian baroque in the urbanistic and artistic developments of three unique Italian cities. Turin, Rome and Lecce. The course will offer close analyses of their rich cultural histories and students will examine the diversities of the fascinating Italian cultural patrimony. In addition, the course will study the Catholic Counterreformation, the order of the Jesuits, and the Conflicts between the Vatican and Martin Luther's Reformation; a situation which largely explains the baroque architecture, painting and sculpture, in contrast to the Protestant Iconoclasm.

Required Texts: A course-pack will be available at the bookstore
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections

Summer 2011

ITAL6730A-L11 Lecture (Sala)