Joseph C. Forte

BA, Brooklyn College. MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University. Special interest in art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance and the 17th century, the history of architecture, and art and architectural theory; author of articles on Italian 16th-century drawings, French painting of the 17th century, and American 19th-century architecture. SLC, 1978–

Courses taught in Art History

Courses from previous years

2013-2014
  • First-Year Studies: Archi/Texts: Buildings and Philosophies, Environments and Interactions, From Periclean Athens to Contemporary Los Angeles and Beyond
  • The Paradox of Painting: Pictures and Practices, Histories and Theories, in Renaissance and Baroque Art, 1500-1700
2012-2013
  • ‘A Talent For Every Noble Thing’: Art and Architecture in Italy, 1300-1600
  • More or Less: Architectural Theory From Modern to Contemporary
2011-2012
  • A Paradox for Painters: Problems in Imitation, Expression, and Reflexivity in the 17th-Century European Painting
  • Beauty, Bridges, Boxes, and Brutes: “Modern” Architecture From 1750 to 1960
  • “La Piu Grassa Minerva (Minerva in Her Fullness)” Theories of Art and Architecture From 1300 to 1600
  • Problems By Design: Studies in the Theory and Practice of Contemporary Architecture

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