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2019-2020 Catalog
ARH 3253: Gothic Art and Architecture

Course Description for Gothic Art and Architecture

ARH3253: Gothic Art and Architecture
This course surveys the development of art in Western Europe during the later Middle Ages, from the late 12th through the 15th century. We will consider manuscript illumination, stained glass, sculpture, and the rise and evolution of the Gothic cathedral, with special focus on themes of the droll and the grotesque and on the roles of art in late medieval piety, politics, and everyday life.