The Making of Paris, City of Art and Revolution

Parsons Paris: Paris Art/Design Hist/Theory

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

The Making of Paris - GR

Spring 2020

Taught By: Stephanie Nadalo Marcarini

Section: PC1

CRN: 5057

Credits: 3

This course examines the urban, artistic, and social history of Paris from the city’s ancient origins to the present. Although Paris began as a second-rate Roman colony, it rose to prominence in medieval Europe, and by the 19th century was considered the ‘capital of the world.’ By examining the social history of Parisian institutions and the built environment, this course familiarizes students with the city’s complex legacy as a locus for art, architecture, and Revolutionary politics. From the soaring Gothic spires of Notre-Dame Cathedral to the iron latticework of the Eiffel Tower, the urban landscape of contemporary Paris reflects both the monumental ambitions of French rulers and the daily labor of architects, engineers and anonymous builders. Moreover, while Parisian topography reveals layers of architectural accumulation, the character of the city was also profoundly affected by dramatic acts of symbolic destruction. By examining the making and remaking of Paris over the centuries, students will gain an appreciation for Paris as both ‘the city of light’ and the city of urban barricades. Furthermore, they will better understand how artists and thinkers have contributed to the changing character of the city.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris Art/Design Hist/Theory (APHT)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 2

Add/Drop Deadline: February 2, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:58am 6/4/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:20pm - 7:00pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: 201

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020

Days: Saturday

Times: 1:30pm - 4:10pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: 201

Date Range: 4/4/2020 - 4/4/2020

Days: Saturday

Times: 1:30pm - 4:10pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: 201

Date Range: 4/18/2020 - 4/18/2020