This list relates to the 2017-18 which ended on 18/08/2018
  1. WEEK 1: The retun to Antiquity 4 items
    The architecture of the Renaissance, inspired by classical Antiquity, replaced the style that prevailed during the late Middle Ages. During this week, we will analyse the buildings and artworks which inspired this revolutionary change.
    1. Assigned readings 2 items
      1. The classical language of architecture - John Summerson 1980

        Book  Read: ch. 1, pp. 7-18

      2. Architecture - I. Campbell

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    2. Further reading 2 items
  2. WEEK 2: New principles 5 items
    During this week, we will take into consideration the principles of regularity, simmetry and proportion, which were introduced by Renaissance architects in reaction against the empirical practices of the Middle Ages.
    1. Assigned readings 2 items
      1. The classical language of architecture - John Summerson 1980

        Book  Read: ch. 3, pp. 40-62

    2. Further reading 3 items
  3. WEEK 3: A new language 3 items
    This week will be devoted to the analysis of the elements that Renaissance architects took and elaborated from the art of Antiquity: columns, capitals and entablatures, cupolas, domes and ornaments.
    1. Assigned readings 2 items
      1. The classical language of architecture - John Summerson 1980

        Book  Read: ch. 2, pp. 19-39

    2. Further reading 1 item
      1. Bearers of meaning: the classical orders in antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance - J. Onians 1988

        Book  Read: pp. 130-146, “The Tuscan Renaissance” and pp. 310-330, “Sixteenth-century choices”.

  4. WEEK 4: A new discipline 4 items
    The new style required a set of texts from which Renaissance architects could take inspiration and in which they could find the grammatics of their new language. This week will be devoted to architectural treatises produced in the period.
    1. Assigned readings 2 items
      1. Paper palaces: the rise of the Renaissance architectural treatise - Vaughan Hart, Peter Hicks 1998

        Book  Read: "Introduction", pp. 1-29

      2. Vitruvius - A. Payne

        Chapter 

    2. Further reading 2 items
  5. WEEK 5: A new profession 4 items
    During the Renaissance, the profession of the architect started to emerge as a distinct career, and those earning the name were regarded as artists. This week we will consider some major figures and look at their formation and advancements in the profession.
    1. Assigned readings 2 items
    2. Further reading 2 items
  6. Week 6: Independent Learning Week 1 item
    No classes
    1. During ILW, students are asked to define their research topics, and to prepare for the VAT, which will be held in Week 7.

  7. WEEK 7 1 item
    VISUAL ANALYSIS TEST | Lecture: How to write a Research Essay | Seminar: Research Essay Topics
    1. No set reading

  8. The module will be completed by another set of 8 lectures and 4 tutorials devoted to the main architects of the period.

  9. WEEK 8 4 items
    Lectures: Filippo Brunelleschi and Leon Battista Alberti; Filarete, Michelozzo and Donato Bramante
    1. Assigned readings 1 item
      1. The architecture of the Italian renaissance - Peter Murray 1986

        Book  Read: ch. 2, pp. 31-50; ch. 3, pp. 51-62; ch. 5, pp. 105-120; ch. 6, pp. 121-142.

    2. Further reading 3 items
      1. The architecture of the Italian Renaissance - C. L. Frommel 2007

        Book  Read: ch. 1, pp. 13-25 and 26-30; ch. 2, pp. 31-46; ch. 6, pp. 77 and 78-86.

      2. Architecture in Italy, 1400 to 1600 - L. H. Heydenreich 1974

        Book  Read: , ch. 1, pp. 13-30; ch. 2, pp. 25-33; ch. 4, pp. 34-44; ch. 10, pp. 102-117.

      3. Architecture in Italy, 1500-1600 - W. Lotz 1995

        Book  Read: pp. 11-22.

  10. Week 9 3 items
    Lectures: Baldassare Peruzzi and Antonio da Sangallo; Michelangelo
    1. Assigned readings 1 item
      1. The architecture of the Italian renaissance - Peter Murray 1986

        Book  Read: ch. 8, pp. 161-170; ch. 9, pp. 171-182

    2. Further reading 2 items
      1. The architecture of the Italian Renaissance - C. L. Frommel 2007

        Book  Read: ch. 9, pp. 135-143 and 146-154; ch. 11, pp. 171-184.

      2. Architecture in Italy, 1500-1600 - W. Lotz 1995

        Book  Read: ch. 4, pp. 45-60; ch. 9, pp. 89-106.

  11. WEEK 10 3 items
    Lectures: Raphael and Giulio Romano; Michele Sanmicheli and Jacopo Sansovino
    1. Assigned readings 1 item
      1. The architecture of the Italian renaissance - Peter Murray 1986

        Book  Read: ch. 7, pp. 143-160; ch. 10, pp. 183-194.

    2. Further reading 2 items
      1. The architecture of the Italian Renaissance - C. L. Frommel 2007

        Book  Read: ch. 9, pp. 115-125 and 125-134; ch. 10, pp. 157-162 and 162-169.

      2. Architecture in Italy, 1500-1600 - W. Lotz 1995

        Book  Read: ch. 2, pp. 27-34; ch. 7, pp. 76-82; ch. 6, pp. 67-75; ch. 8, pp. 83-88.

  12. WEEK 11 3 items
    Lectures: Sebastiano Serlio and Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola; Andrea Palladio
    1. Assigned readings 1 item
      1. The architecture of the Italian renaissance - Peter Murray 1986

        Book  Read: ch. 11, pp. 195-203; ch. 12, pp. 210-223; ch. 13, pp. 224-236.

    2. Further reading 2 items
      1. The architecture of the Italian Renaissance - C. L. Frommel 2007

        Book  Read: ch. 10, pp. 169-170; ch. 12, pp. 185-191; ch. 13, pp. 201-213.

      2. Architecture in Italy, 1500-1600 - W. Lotz 1995

        Book  Read: ch. 10, pp. 110-115; ch. 12, pp. 147-158.

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