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Style in the Visual Arts: Theories and Interpretations
ARHA 358
Fall 2008
Section: 01  

This seminar treats major developments in the theory and interpretation of style in the visual arts in historical overview and from divergent disciplinary perspectives. How does the style of a work of art relate to the sociocultural context in which it was produced? Are there definable and historically meaningful patterns of stylistic change? Readings and class discussions will focus on the writings of Wolfflin, Riegl, Gombrich, Kubler, and others who have made important contributions to a fuller understanding of these fundamental issues. Students are expected to have some knowledge of art history, but an extensive background in the field is not required.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Classes are totally devoted to discussion, and the discussions focus upon weekly book-length readings that have been analyzed by the students through preparing, prior to class, a short weekly paper on relevant aspects of these readings.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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