VCD 40195 Examining Florentine Architecture Through Photography | Office of Global Education | Kent State University

VCD 40195 Examining Florentine Architecture Through Photography

Course Name:  VCD 40195 Examining Florentine Architecture Through Photography

Description:  Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. How do we see the Architectural History of Florence through photography? We will examine buildings, forms, and spaces as well as the light and shadow that interact and define the rich architectural heritage of Florence. Sessions will involve a survey of Florentine architecture from pre-historic (Greek and Roman) periods though current 21st Century. The student will select a period or typology as a theme and explore through photography, the historical and contemporary relevance of their theme. Periods can include Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerism, 17th Century, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Empire and Art Nouveau, Modern and Contemporary. We will examine buildings, forms, and spaces as well as how light and shadow can interact and define the rich architectural heritage of Florence. This class will foster both traditional and creative approaches to photographing Florentine architectural structures and dimensional spaces through a combination of visual formalism, direct representation and conceptual interpretation, encouraging students to bring their own particular aesthetic to the process.  

Instructor:  Tim Bell

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites:   Provide the instructor (Tim Bell tbell32@kent.edu) with samples of your essays, writings, sketches, photography, painting, blogs, anything that will show us how you think. We will be exploring architecture and photography but all you need is a decent camera (we will send you a list or ask Professor Bell: tbell32@kent.edu) and a desire to learn. Be prepared to contribute.