Lecture—3 hours; Discussion- 1 hour; Art and architecture of
Latin America since Spanish arrival in the New World to the
present. Visual, spatial, and material practices (painting,
sculpture, urban form, cartography, and film, among others) from
North and South America. How art and architecture shape and
define colonial encounters and negotiations, religious and
cultural exchange, conceptions of race and gender, and notions of
nationalism and globalism.
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: prior completion of
course 1C recommended. Emergence of modernism in Europe from the
late 18th century to the middle of the 19th century. Major
artistic events viewed against a revolutionary backdrop of
changing attitudes toward identity, race, and gender.
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1C
recommended. Innovations of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists,
and Symbolists in relation to social changes. Assessment of role
of dealers and critics, myth of the artist-genius, and gender
relations in French art and culture of the late 1800s.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Development of modern art in France,
its social context, and its transnational aspects.
Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism are
considered in relation to secessionist movements, the formation
of other artistic groups, new forms of patronage, and new
Lecture—3 hours; Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Prior completion of
AHI 025 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.
Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: one course in art
history, or upper division standing and a major or minor in the
arts or humanities recommended. Social, cultural,
aesthetic, and theoretical development for artists and their
audiences in the context of larger issues like the Mexican,
Russian and German revolutions, WWI, the Depression, WWII, etc.,
and a critical-theoretical inquiry into questions of modernism,
modernity, and avant-gardism.
Lecture/discussion—4 hours; term paper. Development of new media
and aesthetics in the context of such cultural and political
phenomena as the New Left, feminism, and globalization;
investigation of the critical-theoretical questions of
neoavantgardism, postmodernism, and postmodernity.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 25 and/or
course 184 recommended. Introduction to world architecture
and urban design since circa 1966. Relation of influential
styles, buildings, and architects to postmodern debates and to
cultural, economic, technological and environmental change.
Offered in alternate years.
Lecture/discussion—4 hours; term paper. American domestic
architecture and its responsiveness to changes in daily life from
Colonial times to the 1960s. Vernacular developments, effects of
different socioeconomic conditions, and women’s role in shaping
the home receive special attention.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Major movements from
colonial times to the present. The role of buildings in a
changing American society, the interplay of styles with
technologies of construction, relationship between American and
European developments and evolution of the architectural and
Lecture/Discussion—4 hours. Social, cultural, aesthetic and
technical developments in the history of photography including
patronage and reception, commercial, scientific, political and
artistic applications, and a critical-theoretical inquiry into
photography’s impact on the social category “art” and the history
Discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Close study of 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.
Discussion—3 hours; term paper. Restricted to graduate students
in art history. Development of the research, writing, and editing
skills necessary for producing publishable work. Focus on
reference tools used by art historians and the mechanics of
scholarship, from question framing and organization of ideas to
writing clear, effective prose.
Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisites: Graduate status in art history or
an allied field. Issues accompanying the evolution and function
of museums from cabinets of curiosities in sixteenth-century
Europe to modern art centers. Examination of divergent motives
behind collecting, exhibiting, and interpretation of objects.
Investigation of museums’ historical legacies and continuing