In Rome, this course focuses on the inter-war period of early twentieth century; Italy witnessed the rise and fall of the Totalitarian regime of Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, who ruled from 1922 – 1943. This course focuses on the art forms, architecture and urban topography that came to define the Italian Fascist period. Using the unparalleled cultural landscape of Rome as a visual guide, students visit the sports complex, university, world’s fair site, neighborhoods and piazze where the monumental stamp of Fascism remains and also consider the graphic arts and cinema that defined the period. Addressing the cultural and social history surrounding the Art of Fascism, the class studies the use of archaeological practice by the Fascist regime, the relationship between Mussolini and Hitler and the period’s extensive urban planning in Rome.
This course includes a three-day academic excursion to Berlin, Germany.
Please note that we are in the process of renumbering some of the Temple Rome courses. Note that this course number may change effective Fall 2019. The description and content of the course will remain the same.