History of Art 3002


The History of Western Architecture

Karen Bokor, Lecturer

This course will be taught with the goal of instructing the non art/architecture student how to think visually and look at everyday buildings, objects, and design critically. The student will learn to identify and appreciate proportion, scale, massing and other elements of composition that transcend style or period. Focus will be on the common language of art and architecture by using examples of the Major buildings of Western Civilization from antiquity to the present.  Additionally we will look at a sampling of other media to understand space, design, and composition through an understanding of unifying principles of form. At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to compare significant architectural works in their historical and cultural contexts to the buildings and spaces we currently occupy with respect to form, function, precedent, and cultural context.


Spring 2020

Class # 34056

Monday/Wednesday 3:55 - 5:15 p.m. 

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