Advanced Study in the History of Art — Enlightenments


Historical and historiographic analysis of the period we have come to call the age of Enlightenment and of the art and architectural projects generated in dialogue with its key concepts, including rationalism, universalism, the public, progress, and human perfectibility. Balances recent interpretations with readings of period texts by Diderot, Hume and Kant, among others, and investigates key monuments of the period, from the Encyclopédie to the paper architecture of Boullée and Ledoux.

An Advanced Study in the History of Art seminar. 4.677 can be repeated for credit.