Origins and Development of the Villa: from Antiquity to the 20th Century

Ref: C3747071

From ancient times onwards the villa has provided a retreat from the strains of daily life and a way of getting close to nature. The course will consider the origins and evolution of the villa as a specific architectural form affording a variety of styles and a variety of functions. Palladio’s La Rotonda, Earl of Lord Burlington’s Chiswick House and Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye are some of the villas we will survey.

Course aim

To investigate the origins and development of the villa in order to understand how, why and where they were built.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • List two functions of the villa in 18th century England
  • Explain the relationship between Palladio’s villas and their Roman ancestors
  • Discuss the main architectural styles of 19th century villas
  • Explain the meaning of the term 'Living all antica''

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

nothing is needed to join the course

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Origins and Development of the Villa: from Antiquity to the 20th Century

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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