HOA300.12 A History of Florence in Twelve Objects (Fall, Spring)

This course is an object-led study of the history of Florence through some of the artistic objects that are emblematic of Florence’s material and visual culture. Examining a wide variety of art forms, including painting, sculpture, and architecture, but also illuminated manuscripts, coins, maps, and textiles, this course will introduce students to a variety of ways in which objects tell their stories and, by extension, what those objects say about the history of the city of Florence. Taught in the classroom as well as on-site in Florence, we will learn about an object and its context each week, while also tracing the continued history of those objects and their legacy up to the present day.

Cross-listed with HST 300.12.

This course has an associated course fee. See the Course Fees webpage for more information.

Department: History of Art

Location: Florence

Semesters: Fall, Spring

Credits: 3