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Making Places: Art and the Landscape
ARHA 174
Fall 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 266

This course will explore approaches to the analysis and interpretation of cultural landscapes, focusing on the evolving significance of the landscape within American culture from the colonial period to the early 20th century. This is a looking as well as reading- and writing-intensive course. During class we will examine various types of "landscapes" and discuss how the natural world was comprehended and represented "as frontier, site, settlement, environment, view and idea" by such landscape architects as A. J. Downing and Frederick Law Olmsted; painters Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, and Georgia O'Keeffe; and photographers William Henry Jackson and Alfred Stieglitz, as well as such writers as James Fenimore Cooper, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Willa Cather.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
In this course students will be expected to engage in the critical analysis of works of art and literature as cultural texts, studying in paricular the modes and circumstances of production and reception.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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