Learning outcomes of the course unit
The major aim of the course is to enable students to make judgment, to have an historical and bibliographic instruments to be able to analyse and understand movements, effects and protagonists (architects, artists, patrons, benefits, etc) of this fundamental period (first Dublin Descriptor). To achieve this aim it’s necessary to always use multiple approaches and different methods of analysis (second Dublin Descriptor). Undergraduates should be able: to use the acquired knowledge to make personal and mature judgements (third Dublin Descriptor); to use the appropriate technical language (fourth Dublin Descriptor); to establish logical connections between topics; to read the complexity of architecture (fifth Dublin Descriptor).
Course contents summary
Giulio Romano looked by Pietro Aretino and Giorgio Vasari, Bellori, 700-800; Gombrich’s theories during the Thirties
Giulio the last architect of the Humanism; Giulio and the Mannerism
Giulio and the antique
Giulio and the Early Roman Cinquecento: Raffaello and Bramante
Giulio Romano and the religious architecture
The Roman activity: The activity in Mantova, Emilia, Vicenza and in Veneto.
The Italian Palace of the Landshut Stadtresidenz.
Giulio’s architectural legacy
B. Adorni, Giulio Romano architetto/gli anni mantovani, Silvana editoriale Milano 2012.
Teacher orientated lessons with slides and documentary films; possibility to visit museums and monumental sites; possibility of seminars with external experts.
Attendance is highly recommended because contents of the course are necessary to take for some following exams. Students unable to attend (with certificate reasons such as work) have to contact the teacher to agree on a proper bibliography.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination. The first set of questions tends to evaluate the basic knowledge of the program and basic ability to establish logical connections between topics. The second set of questions check strictly the criticism, the correct use of the appropriate language (fourth Dublin Descriptor), the ability to establish logical connections between topics and of reading the complexity of architecture (fifth Dublin Descriptor).