Understanding Art History
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|8/30/2021||12/13/2021||TR||2:10pm - 3:30pm||PCAC A204|
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.