ARTH 695 (01) - Topics in Art History

Top/Roman Architectural Design

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Art History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 14902
Topics and prerequisites to be announces before registration. May be repeatable twice with different topics. Prereq: one 400- or 500-level art history course; or instructor permission.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): ARTS 695
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm PCAC A204
Additional Course Details: 

Columns, Arches, and Vaults are the principal components of Roman architecture. Architects deployed them in combination with new construction materials such as concrete with the aim to mold space and produce in the complex building designs of the High Empire. In this course we will explore how to design and deploy these components by learning how to model them in 3 dimensions in dedicated workshops using SketchUp, a 3d modeling software. In addition to learning about ancient buildings and architectural principles our task will be to recreate and/or design a Roman building as your main research assignment.