VISST 3226

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A survey of the art and architecture of the later Roman Empire, from the reign of Trajan to the reign of Justinian I. Topics to be considered include: the impact of Christianity on the functions and appearance of art and the emergence of distinctly Christian architectural types; the concepts of "classicism" and "abstraction" and their utility in understanding stylistic change in late antiquity; and the development of monumental vaulted architecture from the Markets of Trajan to the Hagia Sophia.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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  • 15822VISST 3226  LEC 001