Sep 12

Great Cathedrals of Europe

Barry Greenlaw

The Cathedrals of Europe are perhaps Western man’s greatest artistic monuments. Eight centuries after most of them were built, they still tower over their cities, and nothing constructed since rivals their splendor. While built and best known as structures of faith and religion, they are also monuments to the dynastic and political history of the Continent and to its architecture, engineering, and superb craftsmanship. This course will study 16 of these great creations, two each week, divided equally between England and the Continent. You will see the progression in style and complexity as ideas moved across the channel from France and Spain and Germany into the cities of England, bringing with them the glories of the Church, but also the structural innovations and artistic culture of European society.

This 8-week course will study 16 of these great creations, 2 each week, divided equally between England and the Continent, allowing one to see the progressions in style and complexity as ideas moved across the channel from France and Spain and Germany into the cities of England, bringing with them the glories of the Church but also the structural innovations and artistic culture of European society. Among the Cathedrals certain to be discussed are such majestic creations as as Amiens, Seville and Venice St. Marks on the Continent, and Wells, Durham, Canterbury, and Ely in England.

This class will be held onsite at WIH and simulcast via Zoom.

Eight Week Course Schedule | Mondays
Sep 12 | 10:00 AM
Sep 19 | 10:00 AM
Sep 26 | 10:00 AM
Oct 03 | 10:00 AM
Oct 10 | 10:00 AM
Oct 17 | 10:00 AM
*No class on October 24
Oct 31 | 10:00 AM
Nov 07 | 10:00 AM


Semester

$240.00

Class Tuition

52 in stock

Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.