VPH 111 - Boston Buildings: Inside and Out (First-Year Seminar)
Four Credits Not Offered 2016-2017
Boston is home to many exquisite private urban dwellings: Paul Revere House, the Harrison Grey Otis House, the Gibson House, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Gropius House. In addition, Boston boasts some of the most cutting edge public buildings such as the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, and Boston City Hall. This course will introduce students to Boston’s private living spaces and how they reflect the people who lived in them and its historic public buildings that reflect the city who commissioned them. On site visits, guest curators and critical readings will all contribute to a new understanding of Boston architecture.
Prerequisite(s): Open to First-Year Students only. Fulfills the First-Year Seminar Requirement.