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Undergraduate Course: The Italian Renaissance Villa (ARHI10023)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryTemporary 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students must have honours entry to History of Art or its combined degrees or honours entry to Music or by agreement of Head of Subject Area.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting 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 **
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of the development of that system of values ┐of considerable historical and modern currency┐ that cultivated the supposed virtues of country living, thereby serving as a critique of urban society.
  2. Read and research in a self-directed way consonant with honours study.┐
  3. Apply skills of analysis of primary sources, visual and literary.┐
  4. Read secondary material critically.
  5. Organise diffuse and challenging material, constructing sophisticated architectural-historical argument.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsRenaissance,villa,pastoral,agricultural,landscape,Italy,Florence,Rome,Venice,Tuscany,Campa
Contacts
Course organiserDr Jim Lawson
Tel: (0131 6)50 2619
Email: J.Lawson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802
Email: r.hall@ed.ac.uk
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