Classical architecture has a long history, from the ancient world to the present. The architecture of Oxford is a remarkable collection of classical buildings, dating from the sixteenth century to today. Classical architecture has been composed in many ways, some of which were new inventions in their time. At each period, ancient architecture was interpreted differently and new ideas were expressed. There is a fascinating and huge range of meaning and symbolism to be read into these buildings.
Suitable for students with and without drawing skills. The final submission can be drawn, written or a combination of both. A list of minimal drawing equipment will be issued for those choosing drawn submissions.
All students will come away with an in-depth understanding of classical architecture that will forever change the way they look at buildings.
This course is part of the Oxford University Summer School for Adults (OUSSA) programme.