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Introduction to the Practice of Art History

ARHA 101
Fall 2007 not offered
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies, Southern Asia Studies

This course emphasizes the practice of the discipline of art history by means of five thematic units, each focusing on art historical method and theory by reference to specific case studies.The cases are drawn from the history of world art and are not limited to Western art. Each of the sections has a different cultural focus, corresponding to the primary expertise of the professor. The sections meet jointly to introduce each unit and for periodic review. Major readings for the course may include (in addition to section readings): Michael Baxandall, "Introduction: Language and Explanation" in PATTERNS OF INTENTION: ON THE HISTORICAL EXPLORATION OF PICTURES; J. Bialostocki, "Iconography and Iconology"; Oleg Grabar, "The Iconography of Islamic Architecture"; Ian Hodder, READING THE PAST: CURRENT APPROACHES TO INTERPRETATION IN ARCHAEOLOGY; Keith Jenkins, RE-THINKING HISTORY; W. Eugene Kleinbauer, "Determinants of Art Historical Investigation"; George Kubler, THE SHAPE OF TIME: REMARKS ON THE HISTORY OF THINGS; Peter Mark, "Is There Such a Thing as African Art?"; Erwin Panofsky, "Introductory", in STUDIES IN ICONOLOGY; and Heinrich Wolfflin, "The Most General Representational Forms," in PRINCIPLES OF ART HISTORY.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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