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Architecture - History
Visiting students should have at least 3 History of Art/Architectural History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. ** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
Temporary dwelling beyond the boundaries of the city came to be possible and salutory in the early modern period.The course considers the various pretexts - practical, moral, imaginative & for living in the country, and the various forms, appropriate to location, function and social condition, that the dwelling adopted.The development of the villa first in Tuscany, then in the Roman Campagna and finally in the Veneto over a century and a half, up to the death of Palladio, will be traced.The architecture of the villa is to be set within the ideal representation of the countryside, in painting, literature and music, as it evolved through the period.A stay in the country & villeggiatura & promised release from the regrets and fears and from the present anxieties of urban life.At the same time, it was in imitation of the ancient Romans that pastoral repose could be sought or a fruitful harvest be expected.
College of Humanities and Social Science
Edinburgh College of Art
This article was published on Feb 24, 2012