- Grand Tour Slides
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour, de rigueur for the 18th century privileged -- Relive the experiences. Venture out to explore the arts of the continent over bad roads, perilous waters and high mountains. Add contemporary perceptions of Paris, Versailles and Italy’s great cities, Florence, Venice, Naples and Rome, the eternal city. Get to know art treasures and the historical contexts in which they were spawned, and understand why they inspire.
- Art and Architecture of the Ottoman Empire Slides
The Art and Architecture of the Ottoman Empire
The course explores the art and architecture of the Ottoman Empire, including the Ottoman form of the mosque and the wondrous works of the 16th century master architect Sinan. It will show the mysteries of the Topkapi Palace, epicenter of the Sultan’s absolute power, and explore theories about the relative smallness of its buildings, its complicated plan, and the splendor of its decorations...
- Courses at the UC Berkeley Extension and Other Venues