Course Description

This course will examine the development of the home from the Renaissance to the 20th century. We will begin by considering the villas designed by Andrea Palladio in the Veneto in the 16th century, strictly symmetrical building steeped in the language of ancient Roman architecture. Home planning did not change much until the 18th century, when French aristocrats began to value comfort and privacy over magnificent spectacle. In the Victorian era, William Morris, whose own Red House broke new ground in simplicity and honesty of materials, would urge people to have nothing in their houses which they did not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. And Frank Lloyd Wright, who called his work "organic architecture," strove to integrate homes with their natural surroundings.


This course can either be taken for credit or clock hours. Credit is available under ART 5398.
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