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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 069 Monuments

This seminar examines five major monuments of western architecture: the pyramids of Giza, the Parthenon, Chartres Cathedral, the Brunelleschi Dome of Florence Cathedral, and the Empire State Building. Each is examined in its historical, cultural, and technological context through contemporary and modern sources and, for Chartres and Brunelleschi's Dome, computer analysis of structure. A field trip to New York, visits to Special Collections in Skillman Library to examine the Egyptian papyrus and medieval manuscript pages, guest speakers from the faculty, and student presentations enrich the course.


Sinkevic, Ahl