Session I: November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15; January 5, 12, 19, 26
Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Note: Dec. 8 and Jan. 12 are from 1 to 2:30 p.m.)
From ancient times to the 21st century, certain inventions have changed the world, enabling humans to produce more food and establish social order and cultural meaning. You’ll learn how inventions are not only a product of engineering know-how but a result of social and cultural conditions as well. The course begins with those innovations that are basic to our world, including the invention of the wheel, writing, and money.
Session I includes the discovery and use of metals, the chariot, and geometry. On the plane of ideas, the course will explore legal codes as they evolved toward the modern mind – among these will be the Code of Hammurabi, the Egyptian codes, and Roman Law.
The Four Arts will present Session II beginning February 2, 2018. Visit the Session II page for more information.
Juliette de Marcellus is a pianist, prize-winning music critic and lecturer. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music in London and with professor Leonie Gombrich at Oxford. She has written a narrative version of Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kije Suite” for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets: $175 per session
Due to limited space, reservations are required for every program. Four Arts members must make reservations to programs, even if they are admitted at no charge.
Please note, no refunds for lectures are permitted. Exchanges or transfers for a lecture of equal value within a season are permitted on a case-by-case basis.