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Spring Quarter, 2019

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AHI 001C: Baroque to Modern Art (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to visual analysis through study of western art 1600-present, examining major artists and movements from Europe to North America.  Study of the relationship of art and artists to political,religious, social change, and to changes in ideology, patronage, audience.  May be repeated for credit.

GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, VL, WC.

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AHI 001D: Arts of Asia (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to major forms and trends in the arts and material culture of Asia from the Neolithic to the contemporary emphasizing the visual manifestation of secular and religious ideas and ideals. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 1DV.

GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, WC, WE.  

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AHI 025: Understanding Architecture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion-1 hour. Development of architecture and urban design; how form, space, order are conceived and used across eras and cultures.  Examines the function and organization of space, technological problems of construction, visual qualities of architecture, and social issues connected to architecture.

GE credit:  ArtHum, AH, DD, VL, WC

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AHI 123: The Museum in the Age of Spectacle (4)

Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). The institution of the museum in the context of modernity, nationalism, (post)colonialism, and the society of spectacle. Designed to bring art objects of the Manetti Shrem collection, global art history, and foundational critical theory together in a meaningful and experimental way. 

GE credit: AH. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.

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AHI 163B: Chinese Painting (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours.  Thematic and chronological examination of Chinese painting and culture from the Tang Dynasty (7th c. CE) through the early 20th century.  Issues considered include political art (made to support or protest regimes), art and the market, art and individual expression.  Offered in alternate years.

GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.

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AHI 173: Roman Art and Architecture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Art and architecture of Rome and the Roman Empire, from the founding of Rome through the fourth century C.E.  (Same course as Classics 173.) Offered in alternate years.

GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL, WE.

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AHI 181: Latin American Art and Architecture (4)

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.

GE credit: AH, VL, WC.

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AHI 190C/290: Seminar in Renaissance (4)

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.

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AHI 198: Pop Art India (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; term paper. 

This course explores the popular arts of India spanning the past 150 years with an emphasis on the ways old myths and religious themes were radically reimagined through artistic new mediums such as trade labels, lithographs, religious prints, pulp magazines, comic books and early film. It considers how colonial domination, international commerce, technology and social critique shaped the production and consumption of modern popular arts of India. 

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AHI 210: Museums and Culture (4)

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 philosophical dilemmas.

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