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HARC 0155 Architecture and Painting in the Victorian Age

This course traces the development of British architecture and painting from the 1830s to the end of the nineteenth century. The works of Giles Gilbert Scott, Butterfield, Pearson, the Pre-Raphaelites, Landseer and Leighton are considered, as well as the influence of Pugin, Ruskin and Morris.  Oxford is particularly rich in buildings and artefacts that relate to this phase in art, from the architecture of the University Museum, the stained glass of the chapel of Manchester College, to the murals of the Union building, the architecture and interior design of the Randolph Hotel, and the fine collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings in the Ashmolean Museum.

Thankful for every moment
I devoured the integral lectures, the seminars, the tea and biscuits, and the charming streets of Oxford. Aided by my tutors, my passion for the human...
Mike Rectenwald, Summer 2000, Geneva College