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Global Architecture I: Pyramids to Cathedrals 3000 BCE-1400 CE

An introduction to the study of architecture that considers the relationships between monuments and the societies that produced them. We will survey the architecture and engineering of pre-industrial societies from a global perspective-- Egypt, China, India, the Americas, Greece, Rome, Islamic lands and the European Middle Ages as well as vernacular structures. How they expressed the values of their respective civilizations and how they were built. We will also consider contemporary attempts to understand and/or reproduce the technologies and building practices of the past. (No credit after AH111) 1 unit.

Prerequisite: No credit after Art History 111.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: HP, Critical Learning: AIM

1 unit — Kolarik

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AH120 explores the architecture and engineering of pre-industrial societies from a global perspective, vernacular structures, how they expressed the values of their respective civilizations, how they were built, and contemporary attempts to understand and/or reproduce the technologies and building practices of the past.
Photo by Professor Ruth Kolarik

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Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2020 Block 4 Global Architecture I: Pyramids to Cathedrals 3000 BCE-1400 CE Ruth Kolarik TBA 25 / 1 01/24/2021
Last updated: 01/24/2021