In the presentations, the student-researchers build out from a single work or architect while finding a way to get to INFORMATION and not data (for example, how is the Tempiettto of Bramante a representative work?). The task is to communicate why this work is important to the History of Western Civilization and ensures that again, the group can learn from each other, the span of work that we will encounter while becoming in-field “expert” sources on particular topics. To this delight, the students are required to identify and clearly demonstrate their awareness of each historical period and clearly communicate stylistic particularities that can be seen in the buildings and art of contemporary Rome (gothic vs. classical arches/ vaults etc.) The objective here is to provide information that all can recall while standing in front of the work in situ and thereby avoiding as much as possible, the “tourist” experience of the works.

The Pantheon

Bramante's Tempietto


Michelangelo's Campidoglio

The Etruscans

The Roman Forum and Palantine Hill

Raphael's "School of Athens"

Rome of Cinecitta

Fascist Rome

The Unification of Rome