Artists of the African Diaspora|
Fall 2009 not offered
This course emphasizes the practice of the discipline of art history by approaching artistic production thematically, focusing on art historical method and theory with reference to particular case studies. When appropriate, this seminar will meet jointly with other introductory courses that take this same approach to address both cultural difference and similarities of practice. This course will focus on both the so-called traditional arts of Africa and contemporary African artists. These artists have, since the mid-19th century, worked in a variety of styles that often reflect contemporary styles in both the United States and in Europe. We will also study the architecture of Islam in Africa.
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Mark, PORTUGUESE STYLE & LUSO-AFRICAN IDENTITY
Mark, THE WILD BULL & THE SECRED FOREST
Bourgeois, SPECTULAR VERNACULAR
Ben-Amos, ART, INNOVATION & POLITICS IN 18th CENTURY BENIN
Additional readings to be announced
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Four short written assignments, two web-based or graphic assignments; mid-term.
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