Critical Appproaches to Art History|
Fall 2009 not offered
This course offers a survey of different interpretative strategies that have defined art history from the late 18th century until the present. The goals of the course are twofold: first, to provide students with a greater historical understanding of where art history has come from and where it is going; second, and most important, to make us more attuned to different modes of interpretations, their stakes, and consequences. We will gain a greater appreciation for the kinds of questions art historians posit and the sources they privilege in answering them. Topics we will discuss include the social history of art; formalism; authorship; gender and art history; the collecting and displaying of art; connoisseurship, colonialism, postcolonialism, and art history; and visual studies. Classes will be organized thematically around different interpretational frameworks. Emphasis will be on art historical writings that have shaped the discipline, through we will also read texts by art critics, artists, and literary historians.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Donald Preziosi, ed., THE ART OF ART HISTORY: A CRITICAL ANTHOLOGY
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One 3-page paper, one 5-page paper, 15-page research paper, one short in-class presentation, one longer oral presentation of research project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Instructor uses the enrollment request system and does not respond to emails prior to the beginning of class. All interested students should attend the first day of class.
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