Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Artistic culture of
Western and Central Europe c. 1350-1600. Topics include the
development of “realism” in portraiture and landscape, prints and
print culture, urbanism, science and the exotic, anti-religious
artworks, religious attacks on art, contacts with Renaissance
Italy. Offered irregularly.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper or gallery studies and review. Early
Renaissance in Florence; fifteenth-century artists from Donatello
and Masaccio through Botticelli, in their artistic and cultural
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. The High Renaissance and Mannerism
in 16th-century Italy: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and
Titian in their artistic and cultural settings- Florence, Rome,
and Venice; the architecture of Bramante, Michelangelo, and
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). European design culture
between 1710 and 1780, including painting, sculpture,
architecture, interior design, furniture, metalwork, and
ceramics. Concentration on the arts in France and Germany, but in
dialogue with art from China, India, the Middle East, and the
Americas. Ornamentation and decoration as critical concepts in
GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2022 Winter
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). 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
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
Supervised program of internships at professional art
institutions such as museums, galleries, and art archives
including collections of slides and photographs.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Pass/No Pass only.