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The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach

This class explores the flip side of local architecture - not Colonial plantations, not Federal brick, not Jeffersonian classicism - but the numerous Gothic Revival churches, schools, and houses in the Shenandoah Valley. We will discuss their inspiration from French and English church design, the Nineteenth-century Romantic Movement, and Gothic Revival in the American South. We will look at how Virginia architects and craftsmen interpreted the style before and after the Civil War during the Reconstruction Era.

Dr. Kathleen (Kay) Arthur is JMU professor emerita of Art History, a specialist in Italian Renaissance art and women's studies. She began the JMU Semester in Florence and served as head of International Programs, as well as coordinator of Art History. When not pursuing research in Italy, she has taught seminars and presented exhibitions on local church architecture and the Gothic Revival movement.

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