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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 284 - Art and Architecture of Byzantium and Medieval Europe

This course will explore the art and architecture of the medieval Christian world from the time of Constantine the Great (306-337 CE) to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The lectures and class discussions will focus on the role of images and relics in Christianity as well as the developments in sacred and secular architecture across Europe and the Byzantine empire. Special emphasis will be given to certain trends such as the foundation of monasteries, pilgrimage, icon and relic worship, and the emergence of Romanesque and Gothic styles in architecture, which changed the urban and rural topography of the continent. Alternate spring semesters. (4 Credits)