2020-2021 Courses - Winter

(tentative; updated 9/21/2020)

Undergraduate

5B   Introduction to Museum Studies - TBA
6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque - Paul
6H   Survey: Arts of the Ancient Americas - TBA
6J   Survey: Contemporary Architecture - White

100   Methods for the History of Art and Architecture - Badamo
105O   The Global Middle Ages: Visual and Cultural Encounters in the Medieval Mediterranean - Badamo
111C   Dutch Art in the Age of Vermeer. The Golden Age: 1648 - 1672 - Adams
121B   Reconstruction, Renaissance, and Realism in American Art: 1860 - 1900 - TBA
121E   Three-Dimensional Arts of the United States: Meaning, Context, Reception - TBA
132D   Islamic Architecture 650 - 1400 - Khoury
134C   Chinese Painting I - Sturman
134K   Chinese Calligraphy: History and Aesthetics - Sturman   [cross-listed with CHIN 134K]
136A   Nineteenth-Century Architecture - Chattopadhyay
136K   Modern Architecture in Early Twentieth-Century Europe - Welter
141G   The Architecture of Museums and Galleries from c. 1800 to the Present - Welter
142A   Architecture and Planning in Seventeenth-Century Europe - Wittman
142B   Architecture and Planning in Rome: Napoleon to Mussolini - Wittman
144C   Contemporary Art in Russia and Eastern Europe - Spieker [cross‐listed with SLAV 130C]
186Q   Seminar in Islamic Art and Architecture - Khoury
186T   Seminar in Photographic History - TBA
187W   Coming Home: The House Museum as Cultural Encounter - White

Graduate

251A   Topics in African & African-American Art - Ogbechie
255D   Topics in Fifteenth- & Sixteenth-Century Art in Northern Europe - Meadow


5B   Introduction to Museum Studies     TBA

Designed to introduce students to various aspects of Museum Studies — historical, theoretical, and practical — by examining a range of issues and topics with which the field is engaged.

GE: AREA F
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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6B   Art Survey II: Renaissance - Baroque     Paul

A survey of Renaissance and Baroque art in northern and southern Europe.

GE: AREA E, AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION
     HONORS SECTION:   TBA

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6H   Survey: Arts of the Ancient Americas     TBA

Visual Culture or "Art," that is to say architecture, sculpture and mural painting as well as textiles, metallurgy and ceramics, played a central and powerful role within the Precolumbian civilizations that produced them. Visual messages were encoded in the ways cities were built, stone and wood were carved, and leaders had themselves ornamented and buried. Using interdisciplinary methods, our goal will be to reconstruct (to the degree that is possible), the meaning and function of the visual arts in multiple, interlocking economic, political and sacred spheres. As an introduction to the ancient Americas, this course will focus on seven major cultures in Mesoamerica (Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Aztec) and Andean South America (Chavín, Moche, and Inka).

GE: AREA F, WORLD CULTURES, WRITING
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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6J   Survey: Contemporary Architecture     White

Global survey of architectural production in the twenty-first century. Emphasis on form and technology, as well as economic, sociopolitical context. Explores built form at a variety of scales (buildings, cities, virtual spaces) as well as the concept of a "contemporary."

GE: AREA F
ENROLLMENT BY DISCUSSION SECTION

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100   Methods for the History of Art and Architecture     Badamo

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen; designed for majors.

Introduces History of Art & Architecture majors to the methods and skills of research and scholarship in the field.

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105O   The Global Middle Ages: Visual and Cultural Encounters in the Medieval Mediterranean     Badamo

Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Focusing on the Mediterranean, this course considers visual manifestations of exchange. Its goal is to examine the complexity of religious, political, and visual interactions in the Middle Ages, a period that brought together diverse religious communities, generating both social frictions and new cultural forms. Students will study the dynamic interplay among Christian, Jewish, and Islamic visual cultures as they developed and coalesced through commerce, gift exchange, the reinterpretation of pre-existing forms, and the reuse of objects and spaces.

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111C   Dutch Art in the Age of Vermeer. The Golden Age: 1648 - 1672     Adams

Prerequisite: one History of Art & Architecture course or equivalent. Not open to freshmen.

This class covers art produced during the second half of the seventeenth century in Holland. This was the period from the recognition of the Northern Netherlands as an independent nation in 1648 to the end of the so-called “Golden Age” with the invasion of the Lowlands by France in 1672. The era witnessed the flowering of a Protestant mercantile culture which rivaled the political and economic power of that of monarchs and aristocrats across Europe. These men and women supported such artists as Rembrandt van Rijn and Jan Vermeer as well as a host of lesser known masters who created images rooted everyday life. This course examines the cultural functions of this rich, apparently descriptive imagery as it helped to form the private identities and public ambitions of Europe's first middle-class capitalist society. We examine the aesthetics and content of this imagery through contemporary economic, historic, religious, and literary developments, and the emerging scientific revolution.

The emphasis in this class is upon the social and intellectual issues engaged by Dutch painting: how they participated in the struggle between the values of a new middle-class and capitalist culture in conflict with an older way of life. At the same time, it examines the varieties of art historical methods employed by contemporary scholars, as well as those of the past, to understand these images. The goal of the course is to give students a solid grounding in knowledge about seventeenth century Dutch art and culture, with a focus upon critical analysis of images as well as the structure of arguments that have been made about them. These skills are intended to be ones that you may be able to apply both in other courses, as well as information you encounter and arguments you construct in your daily life.

GE: AREA F

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121B   Reconstruction, Renaissance, and Realism in American Art: 1860 - 1900     TBA

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

Painting within the context of the human-made environment, from the onset of the Civil War to just before World War I, tracing the role of art in the rise of modern, corporate and industrial America.

GE: AREA F, AMERICAN HISTORY AND INSTITUTIONS

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121E   Three-Dimensional Arts of the United States: Meaning, Context, Reception     TBA

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

From Puritan gravestones to park fountains to war memorials, American sculpture has been a barometer of the political, cultural, religious and artistic trends of our society. This course covers the carvings of the first settlements, figural sculpture of colonial America, various art movements and sculptural forms from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries as well as the current controversies surrounding public art.

GE: AREA F, WRITING

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132D   Islamic Architecture 650 - 1400     Khoury

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

Islamic architecture between 650 and 1400 in its historical context.

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134C   Chinese Painting I     Sturman

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 6DS.

Chinese painting and theory, from beginnings through the fourteenth century. Introduction to major developments and masters in their cultural context with a focus on meaning and agency.

GE: AREA F, WORLD CULTURES

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134K   Chinese Calligraphy: History and Aesthetics     Sturman
     [cross-listed with CHIN 134K]

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen. Students need to have been introduced to the Chinese writing system, whether through heritage or language instruction (Chinese or Japanese).

Examines the different scripts in historical context, surveys significant movements and artists, and considers the ideas, theories and aesthetic principles that have enriched the art of writing to elite status in China.

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136A   Nineteenth-Century Architecture     Chattopadhyay

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

The history of architecture and planning beginning with eighteenth-century architectural trends in Europe and concluding with late nineteenth-century efforts to reform the city. Exploration of the culture of nineteenth-century modernity through architecture and urban design centered around the themes of industrialization, colonialism, and the idea of landscape. The scope is global.

GE: AREA F

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136K   Modern Architecture in Early Twentieth-Century Europe     Welter

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 5A and/or ARTHI 6F.

History of modern architecture in Europe in the early twentieth century. Focuses on movements (for example, Art Nouveau, Futurism, Expressionism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, and Constructivism) and on individual architects (for example, Le Corbusier, Gropius, Mies van der Rohe.)

GE: AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS

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141G   The Architecture of Museums and Galleries from c. 1800 to the Present     Welter

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

Discusses the history of museums and galleries as distinct modern building types by analyzing their architectural developments from approximately 1800 to the present. Beside architectural design issues (sequence of galleries, display of exhibits, lighting, visitor routes, etc.), the course analyzes museums as sites of memory, their intersections with the modern city, and their roles in cultural and societal debates. Geographically, the course focuses on both the museum’s origin in Europe and its contemporary universal presence.

GE: AREA F, EUROPEAN TRADITIONS, WRITING

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142A   Architecture and Planning in Seventeenth-Century Europe     Wittman

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.

How did major changes in politics, science, and religion (absolutism, Scientific Revolution, Counter Reformation) manifest themselves in contemporary architecture and town planning? Architects include Bernini, Borromini, Wren, Mansart. Focus on Rome, Turin, Paris, and London.

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142B   Architecture and Planning in Rome: Napoleon to Mussolini     Wittman

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.
Substantial overlap between ARTHI 142B and ARTHI 142C.

Transformation of Rome from a pre-modern to a modern city. Napoleonic occupations of 1798-1814; papal initiatives from 1815-70; Rome transformed into the new national capital 1870-1922; Mussolini's massive public works in the 1920s and 30s.

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144C   Contemporary Art in Russia and Eastern Europe     Spieker
     [cross‐listed with SLAV 130C]

Prerequisite: not open to freshmen.
Not open for credit to students who have completed RUSS 144C or SLAV 144C.

Study of central intellectual and aesthetic trends in the late Soviet period and in contemporary post-Soviet Russia and Eastern Europe. Analysis of literary texts and the visual arts. Taught in English.

GE: AREA F

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186Q   Seminar in Islamic Art and Architecture     Khoury

Prerequisite: upper-division standing.
May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. Open only to History of Art & Architecture majors during Pass 1.

Advanced studies in Islamic art and architecture. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.

GE: WRITING

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186T   Seminar in Photographic History     TBA

Prerequisite: upper-division standing.
May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. Open only to History of Art & Architecture majors during Pass 1.

Advanced studies in Islamic art and architecture. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.

GE: WRITING

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187W   Coming Home: The House Museum as Cultural Encounter     White

Prerequisite: upper-division standing; designed for majors.
Open only to History of Art & Architecture majors during Pass 1.

This seminar studies the political and cultural history of the house museum in the United States, from its antebellum beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present. Explores a variety of issues related to the house museum, including curatorial and design choices, visitor experiences, and the House Museum Movement.

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251A   Topics in African & African-American Art    Ogbechie

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Special research in African & African-American art.

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255D   Topics in Fifteenth- & Sixteenth-Century Art in Northern Europe     Meadow

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Special research in northern Renaissance figurative arts of the fifteenth and/or sixteenth centuries.

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