The course aims at providing the methodological tools for understanding the development of Urban Culture and Architectural Design in the Mediterranean world during the middle ages and the pre-modern era.
Emphasis is on offering multiple explanations on the interaction between the socio-historical context and the architecture it produced taking into account issues of political ideology, economy, philosophy, technology and cultural production in general. The students are introduced to different ways of approaching and understanding urban design and architectural production focusing on up-to-date questions and problems regarding the state of recent research of the discipline. The (course) survey is organized through the analysis of key monuments and sites explained through an examination of all relevant issues in parallel developments in the art and culture of the time.
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