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City Court and Campagna: the Foundation of Early Modern Architecture in Europe

The dominant patterns and typologies of western European architecture in the early modern period originate in Italy in the fifteenth century. In the cities and courts of central and northern Italy a virtual laboratory of architectural form generated new typologies of domestic, civic and ecclesiastical architecture. In particular the development of domestic or residential design as a subject of focused architectural endeavour reflects the increasing secularisation of European society. This module aims to introduce students to the formal characteristics of architecture in the period 1400-1700, to examine the relationship of function, form and patronage in architectural design and to consider in particular the development of the villa and palace form.


Dr Christine Casey

How to apply

The closing date for online and postal applications is Friday 16th September. You may register and pay by credit/laser card online at after 16th August or you can download an application form and send it with a cheque/money order made payable to Trinity College Dublin number 1 account to: Dr Patricia Stapleton, Evening and Short Courses administrator, School of Histories and Humanities, Room 3141, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Applications may be made in person in room 3141, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin between 16th and 27th August from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm or by appointment.


EUR 150/ Concession EUR 75. The concession rate is available to second and third level students and people whose primary source of income is social welfare, health board or a government-sponsored employment scheme.

Time and place

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Emmet Theatre, Arts Building. Please note all times are subject to change. Please check our website: after 16 August for updates or text 'INFO' to 087 2572016.


This lecture-only module comprises two lectures per week over one twelve-week term. Commencing week beginning Monday 26 September 2016. There is a one week break (7 - 11 November 2016) when no lectures will take place.