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Architecture & Power: Engineering the Roman Empire

 Roman monumental space was designed to impress. This class will explore the interrelated aesthetics and mechanics of construction that led to one of the most extensive building programs undertaken by a pre-modern state. Through case studies ranging from bridges, domes and machines to road networks, hydraulic engineering and landscape modification, we will investigate not only the materials, methods, and knowledge behind Roman architectural innovation, but the communication of imperial messages through aesthetics of space.

Subject Code: 
CLASSART
Units: 
3-4
Term: 
Win
Course Number: 
117
Day/Time: 
TTh / 9:00-10:30
Room: 
260-007
Type: 
Lecture