This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
Michelangelo transforming the Sistine Chapel, Gustave Eiffel designing a tower in Paris, or Keith Haring painting the Berlin Wall - these are iconic moments of European art history. When you study these works, you can better understand the religious, social, and economic factors that gave them form and also understand more clearly these cities today.
This course will focus on the art and architecture produced in Rome during the 16thand 17th centuries, in Paris during the 18th and 19th centuries, and in Berlin in the 20th and 21st centuries. By investigating paintings, sculptures, maps, photographs, and buildings from these European capitals, you will learn important facets of art history, urban planning, and history.
You will also becomea more a savvy tourist and world citizen!
Readings: Ladd, Brian; The Ghosts of Berlin: Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape; ISBN: 0226467627
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.