HA 3FP: FRAMING PIETY IN 15C ITALY

The module aims to introduce students to the ways in which architecture was used to enhance devotion. It looks at patterns of devotion associated with the holiest objects in fifteenth-century Italian society and aims to investigate how devotional rituals and beliefs affected the production of the framing devices used to exalt these objects. It explores the role of relics, miracle-working images and the Eucharist in fifteenth-century Italian society and asks how this role (or roles) affected the design of buildings, altars, frames, tabernacles and reliquaries.

Term(s) offered: Autumn term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: III B 2