ARC BOUTANT Historic Preservation Program


The program offers students the practical equivalent of three courses: Preservation theory and techniques; Italian cultural studies; History of Italian architecture. Although knowlege of Italian is useful, all courses are taught in or translated into English. Textbook for the course: Materan Contradictions: Architecture, Preservation and Politics, by Anne Parmly Toxey (London, Ashgate Publishing, 2011).

July 17–30, 2014

dates may vary slightly

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The daily schedule consists of 6–8 hours of lectures, demonstrations, fieldtrips, and study of the structure Monday–Friday. Regional (optional) day trips may be organized on weekends.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS, LODGING, AND BOARD: 5–10 participants are lodged in a restored, dormitory-style, part-cave "sasso" house. A kitchen is normally provided where students may prepare and cook their meals. Living conditions are spartan.

COST: $1800–2000 USD, depending upon number of participants. Cost covers coursework, instruction, materials, fieldtrips, lodging for two weeks, and some food. Other food and transportation to Matera, Italy not included.

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