Middlebury

HARC 1025

Architectural Fantasies

Architectural Fantasies
How have buildings stirred the imagination and fulfilled specific kinds of desires at specific historical moments? In this course we will consider the often blurred lines and tensions between fantasy and reality in architecture. Class lectures and discussion will consider fantastical architecture in all its forms and as it was ‘realized’ from the Renaissance to the present day across different cultures and media (paper, models, reproductions, etc),Examples include Leonardo da Vinci’s Golden Horn Bridge, Piranesi’s Capriccios and Carceri, Giulio Camillo’s fabled Memory Theater; Boullée’s Cenotaph, Vladimir Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International, world-exposition pavilions, and Archigram’s drawings in the 1970’s, just to name a few.
Subject:
History of Art & Architecture
Department:
History of Art & Architecture
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART EUR HIS WTR

Sections

Winter 2018

HARC1025A-W18 Lecture (Karakas)