Units of Study

HSTY2645 - Invisible Cities: Imagining Urban Italy

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicholas Alfred Eckstein

Description

Invisible Cities uses text, art, the physical landscape, photography and cinema to study the Italian urban imagination from ancient Rome to its evolution in Florence, Venice, Siena and San Gimignano. Students learn how Italians reinvent their cities in everyday life and public celebration, how they exploit their streets and piazzas; how language, gesture and movement transform urban space; and how modern and contemporary ideas about the city blend and clash with millennia of urban tradition.

Assessments

1x1000wd documentary exercise (20%) and 1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1x1000wd take-home exam (20%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies

Prohibitions

HSTY2045

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