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The Birth of a Profession: Architects, Architecture and Engineers in 18th-Century Europe

ART 324/ARC 324

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The 18th century saw the emergence of the first architectural and engineering schools. Architects and engineers started to compete all over Europe in a time when technical knowledge and efficiency were becoming as important as experience and learnedness. This course provides students with a survey of 18th-century European architecture in the light of the rivalry between two trades on the verge of professionalization. The first weeks will be devoted to the actors of the building world before focusing on the fields of contest between architects and engineers and how this battle defined the nature of each profession, between art and science.
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Section C01

  • Type: Class
  • Section: C01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 9
  • Capacity: 25
  • Class Number: 42864
  • Schedule: MW 11:00 AM-12:20 PM