Describing Beauty

In Search of Beauty
Seminar Week: October 22–28, 2017

Giotto di Bondone, Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, Scenes from the Life of Christ, between 1304 and 1306

We will embark on a search for intense places of beauty on our seminar week, for instances of art, architecture and culture coming together in singular and affecting ways. We will travel northwards along the eastern coast of Italy, never straying far from the Adriatic. We will visit Urbino, Rimini, and Ravenna, and will encounter the work of Alberti, Bramante, Giotto, and Piero. Our travels will end in Venice where we will meet Thomas Demand and his students and spend a day exploring and discussing the exhibition ‘The Boat is Leaking. The Captain Lied’ at the Fondazione Prada at the Ca’ Corner.

The costs are approximately 700 CHF including Transportation, Accommodation, 1 dinner, Entrances, Guides and Reader.

Category C, 19 students

Professor Adam Caruso
Assistants: Maria Conen, Benjamin Groothuijse, Claudio Schneider, Florian Summa, Kai Zipse