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ART 291/URB 291/ARC 291

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Vitruvius, the author of the only surviving architectural treatise from Antiquity has been called alternatively an architect or an engineer. Architects and engineers started to organize themselves as professions in the early modern period and to compete to secure commissions. This course addresses the story of how two professions came to define themselves against each other. Students will first review the different actors of the European early modern building world, before focusing on the fields of contest between architects and engineers and how this battle ultimately defined the nature of each profession, between art and science.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 6
  • Capacity: 25
  • Class Number: 21828
  • Schedule: MW 11:00 AM-11:50 AM

Section P01

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 3
  • Capacity: 13
  • Class Number: 21829
  • Schedule: T 11:00 AM-11:50 AM

Section P02

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P02
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 21830
  • Schedule: W 02:30 PM-03:20 PM

Section P99

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P99
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 3
  • Capacity: 99
  • Class Number: 22952