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Locating Capitalism: Producing Early Modern Cities and Objects—History of Urban Form

Prerequisites: permission of instructor

What was the early modern economy like, and how did monetization impact architectural and artistic production, consumption, and the afterlife of objects? This subject begins by asking what defines the parameters of an early modern profit economy and discussing some of the major interpretive frameworks that historically have guided scholarship in both architectural, art, and economic history. The course then traces core themes: commodification, production, and consumption, using case studies.