Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Development of visual literacy for an increasingly visual world. Critical analyses focus on a wide variety of visual media: the fine arts across media and eras of world culture, television, film, advertising. Intended for a diverse spectrum of audiences.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1E recommended. Critical study of the arts of the luxury book in the pre-modern Islamic world. Representation in Islam, the relationship of word and image, the discipline of
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Examination of the origin and development of the major monuments of Greek art and architecture from the eighth century to the mid-fifth century B.C. (Same course as Classics 172A). Offered in alternate years.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1C recommended. British painting in relation to the position of women in society and the rise of the middle-class art market. Topics include Hogarth and popular culture, Queen Victoria and the female gaze, and Pre-Raphaelite artists and collectors. Offered irregularly.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 25 recommended. Major movements in architecture of the twentieth century in Europe and America. Formal innovations are examined within the social, political, and economic circumstances in which they emerged.
Explores the central role of relics in cultural practice and identity formation in medieval Europe; examines relics as instruments of worship, as agents of identity, as objects of theft and destruction, and as pilgrimage destinations.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing.
GE credit: ArtHum| AH, OL, VL, WE. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs.
Discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Close studyof selected recent developments in interpretive methodology used by art historians and other analysts of visual culture and the place of those developments within art history’s history and in the larger field of social, cultural and historical analysis. May be repeated one time for credit.