Medieval Art and Architecture, c. 1100-1400|
Fall 2020 not offered
MDST 210, RL&L 210|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Christianity Studies|
This course introduces the art and architecture of Romanesque and Gothic Europe, c. 1100-1400, focusing especially on Germany, France, Italy, England, and Spain, as well as the wider Mediterranean. Architecture, painting, sculpture, and the luxury arts (e.g., metalwork, ivory, and textiles) will be our focus, supplemented by primary-source texts and secondary literature. Key themes will include sacred spaces, such as cathedrals and monasteries; sacred images and devotion; gender; pilgrimage and the relic; geography; the other; the monstrous and the miraculous; courtly love and chivalry; the relationship between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam; and premodern definitions of art, the artist, the donor, craftsmanship, and value.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(IDEA-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
1. Veronica Sekules, Medieval Art (Oxford, 2001), ISBN: 0192842412
2. Roger Stalley, Early Medieval Architecture (Oxford, 1999), ISBN: 0192842234
3. Additional readings, including articles, book chapters, and primary-source texts, will be made available on e-reserves and Moodle.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm exam, final exam, term paper, two response papers, class participation.
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