Taking Spaces/Making Places: American Artists and the Landscape|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
This course will explore the evolving significance of landscape representation within American culture from 1750 to 1900. 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 has been comprehended--as frontier, settlement, environment and view--as inexhaustible resource or fragile ecosystem--by such artists and designers as Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, Carleton Watkins, Albert Bierstadt, Frederick Law Olmsted, George Inness, and Winslow Homer.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYI, FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Braddock and Irmscher, eds, A KEENER PERCEPTION: ECOCRITICAL STUDIES IN AMERICAN ART HISTORY (ISBN: 978-0817355517)
Bedell, THE ANATOMY OF NATURE: GEOLOGY AND AMERICAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING, 1825-1875 (ISBN: 978-0691102917)
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THIS SECTION IS A FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (FYS) CLASS.
The class will visit the Wadsworth Atheneum on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
|Instructor(s): Robertson,Breanne Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|
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