History of Medieval Art II [Sede VR] (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Fabio Coden
Fabio Coden
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IIB dal Apr 24, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  

Learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is to provide students with detailed knowledge of some specific phenomena related to the central centuries of the Middle Ages. Specifically, topics related to mature Romanesque art, with particular attention to the architecture of full-twelfth century, will be studied carefully.
During the lessons the major Italian and European monuments will be evaluated rigorously, as well as their role in transmitting new artistic knowledge.


The course will address the complex phenomenon of matures Romanesque architecture, through the most important European buildings, ranging from the mid-eleventh century and the second half of the twelfth. They the geographical and historical contexts will be identifies, specially related to the establishment of homogeneous languages and the ability to transmission of ideas within the most important religious buildings.
Alongside specific reflections on architecture will be also carried out detailed analyzes of the sculptural apparatus and the role of the liturgy in the definition of space.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
H.E. KUBAC Architettura Romanica (Edizione 2005) 1972 capp. III (pp. 79-126 dell’edizione 2005).
X. BARRAL I ALTET Contro l’arte romanica? Saggio su un passato reinventato Jaca Book 2009 capp. I (7-50), II (51-79), III (87-131), IV (141-150, 180-186), V (225-236).
M. DURLIAT Geografia dell’architettura romanica, in L’arte romanica 1994 pp. 477-620 (solo le parti specificate nelle fotocopie).
P. PIVA La basilica di Sant’Ambrogio a Milano, in Lombardia romanica, I, I grandi cantieri 2010 pp. 125-146.
S. STOCCHI La cattedrale di Modena, in L’Emilia Romagna (Italia romanica, 6) 1984 pp. 240-282.
E. ADAM Preromanico e Romanico 1973 pp. 14-31, 80-81, 84-179.
G. SUITNER San Vigilio a Trento, in Le Venezie (Italia romanica, 12) 1991 pp. 387-404.
C. TOSCO s.v. Romanico, in Enciclopedia dell’Arte Medievale, X 1999 pp. 171-181.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.