Taking Spaces/Making Places: American Artists and the Landscape|
Fall 2011 not offered
This course will explore the evolving significance of landscape representation within American culture from the 1820s to the present. 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, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frederick Law Olmsted, William Henry Jackson, Ansel Adams, Robert Smithson, and Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison.
In this course students will be expected to engage in the critical analysis of works of art and literature as cultural texts, studying in particular the modes and circumstances of production and reception.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
McKibben, AMERICAN EARTH: ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING SINCE THOREAU (ISBN 978-1-59853-020-9)
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Weekly response papers; research paper
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This course will include a mandatory weekend field trip to the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford
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