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Introduction to the Practice of Art History

ARHA 101
Fall 2008
Section: 01   02  
Course Cluster: Southern Asia Studies, Christianity 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): George Kubler, The Shape of Time: Remarks on the History of Things; Erwin Panofsky, "Introductory", in Studies in Iconology; "Jan Van Eyck's 'Arnolfini' Portrait" in Modern Perspectives in Western Art History; and Henrich Wolffllin, "The Most General Representional 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
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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