4.636 Topics in Western Medieval Architecture and Art


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Investigates architecture and art in medieval Europe, including significant monuments, art objects, themes, and developments from late antiquity through the rise of European cities in the 13th century. Considers a variety of media, ranging from stone- and metalwork to parchment and glass. Topics include sacred places and spaces; pilgrimage; relics and souvenirs; iconoclasm; questions of materiality, agency, and the power associated with objects; nature and magic; visions; medieval conceptions of temporality; and the construct of feudalism. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

4.636 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by L. Jacobi.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 5-216.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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