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Exploring Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Through the Ages

Increase your architectural knowledge by studying famous buildings and monuments from all around the world.

Publisher: Smart History
This free online architecture course discusses early buildings and monuments through the ages, all the way from the Roman Empire through to the Middle Ages. In this course, you will study well-known Renaissance and Baroque architecture as well as 19th and 20th-century buildings. You will also study the works by famous architects such as Brunelleschi, Bernini, Solomon Wright, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and more.
Exploring Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Through the Ages
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    1.5-3 Hours
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This course begins by discussing the different aspects of Roman architecture. You will look closely at the early buildings and monuments including the Temple of Portunus, the Colosseum, the Arch of Titus, the Column of Trajan, the Arch of Constantine, and the Basilica of Saint Sabina. Most importantly, you will study the Chartres Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, a famous Roman Catholic church in Chartres, France that marks the high point of French Gothic art.

You will then study works by architects such as Brunelleschi and Bernini during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. With this course, you will become familiar with the Orsanmichele, the Dome of the Cathedral of Florence, and the Laurentian Library all located in Florence, Italy; the Church of Il Gesu, San Carlo Alle Quattro Fontane, Saint Ignatius Chapel, and Sant'Andrea al Quirinale which can be found in Rome, Italy; and the Saint Peter's Basilica and Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City.

Humans have been designing and constructing monuments and buildings of all types and sizes from the dawn of civilisation to the extent that the built environment reflects a people's cultural, religious, and political beliefs and characteristics. Upon the completion of this course, you will be able enhance your skills in the areas of design, architecture, and the built environment. Check out this course and marvel at wonderful architecture the world has to offer! 

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