Seminar: Italian Renaissance Architecture

Ref: C3744394

Away from the Republics of Florence and Venice and the Papal city of Rome, the ruling princes of city states commissioned some of the most exquisite architecture of the Italian Renaissance. They engaged some of the most outstanding artists and architects of the time including Bramante, Alberti, Giulio Romano, Palladio, Piero della Francesca, Mantegna and Leonardo. We will look at buildings in centres including Mantua, Milan, Urbino, Rimini, Verona and Vincenza, and delve into what motivated such creative genius.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by The Education and Skills Funding agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available. Contact the branch for further details.

Course aim

To investigate some of the magnificent collection of Italian Renaissance architecture to be seen away from the main centres of Rome, Venice and Florence.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify the architectural style of these buildings.
  • Recognise some of the gifted architects who designed these buildings.
  • Compare the form of Renaissance architecture in different regions.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Presentations with images and provision of colour notes.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Personal visits to see and study buildings featured on this course

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Seminar: Italian Renaissance Architecture

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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