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ARTH 101-910 PREHISTORY - RENAISSANCE VERSTEGEN, IAN CANCELED This is a double introduction: to looking at the visual arts; and, to the ancient and medieval cities and empires of three continents - ancient Egypt, the Middle East and Iran, the Minoan and Mycenaean Bronze Age, the Greek and Roman Mediterranean, and the early Islamic, early Byzantine and western Medieval world. Using images, contemporary texts, and art in our city, we examine the changing forms of art, architecture and landscape architecture, and the roles of visual culture for political, social and religious activity.
    Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR
    ARTH 102-920 RENAISSANCE-CONTEMPORARY VERSTEGEN, IAN FISHER-BENNETT HALL 138 TR 0530PM-0920PM This course is an introduction to the visual arts including painting, sculpture, print culture, and new media such as photography, film, performance and installation art in Europe and the United States from 1400 to the present. It offers a broad historical overview of the key movements and artists of the period, as well as an investigation into the crucial themes and contexts that mark visual art production after the middle ages. Such themes include the secularization of art; the (gendered) role of the artist in society; the sites of art production and consumption such as the artist's studio, the royal courts and the art exhibition; the materials of art; the import of technology and science to art's making, content and distribution; the rise of art criticism; and the socio-political contexts of patronage and audience; among others.
      Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
      ARTH 213-910 ARTS OF JAPAN DAVIS, JULIE FISHER-BENNETT HALL 231 TR 0115PM-0505PM This course introduces the major artistic traditions of Japan, from the Neolithic period to the present, and teaches the fundamental methods of the discipline of art history. Special attention will be given to the places of Shinto, the impact of Buddhism, and their related architectures and sculptures; the principles of narrative illustration; the changing roles of aristocratic, monastic, shogunal and merchant patronage; the formation of the concept of the artist over time; and the transformation of tradition in the modern age.
      • ARTH613910
      • EALC157910
      • EALC557910
      ARTH 273-910 HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY WELCH, JOHN CANCELED A history of world photography from 1839 to the present and its relation to cultural contexts as well as to various theories of the functions of images. Topics discussed in considering the nineteenth century will be the relationship between photography and painting, the effect of photography on portraiture, photography in the service of exploration, and photography as practiced by anthropologists; and in considering the twentieth century, photography and abstraction, photography as "fine art", photography and the critique of art history, and photography and censorship.
      • ARTH673910
      ARTH 278-920 American Art, 1865 to 1968: Philadelphia's Collections TRENCH, CAROLYN FISHER-BENNETT HALL 141 MW 0115PM-0505PM This course surveys the most important and interesting art produced in the United States (or by American artists living abroad) up through the 1950s. This period encompasses the history of both early and modern art in the U.S., from its first appearances to its rise to prominence and institutionalization. While tracking this history, the course examines art's relation to historical processes of modernization (industrialization, the development of transportation and communications, the spread of corporate organization in business, urbanization, technological development, the rise of mass media and mass markets, etc.) and to the economic polarization, social fragmentation, political conflict, and the cultural changes these developments entailed. In these circumstances, art is drawn simultaneously toward truth and fraud, realism and artifice, science and spirituality, commodification and ephemerality, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, individualism and collectivity, the past and the future, professionalization and popularity, celebrating modern life and criticizing it.
        ARTH 296-910 CONTEMPORARY ART PINAR, EKIN FISHER-BENNETT HALL 323 MW 0115PM-0505PM Many people experience the art of our time as bewildering, shocking, too ordinary (my kid could do that), too intellectual (elitist), or simply not as art. Yet what makes this art engaging is that it raises the question of what art is or can be, employs a range of new materials and technologies, and addresses previously excluded audiences. It invades non-art spaces, blurs the boundaries between text and image, document and performance, asks questions about institutional frames (the museum, gallery, and art journal), and generates new forms of criticism. Much of the "canon" of what counts as important is still in flux, especially for the last twenty years. And the stage is no longer centered only on the United States and Europe, but is becoming increasingly global. The course will introduce students to the major movements and artists of the post-war period, with emphasis on social and historical context, critical debates, new media, and the changing role of the spectator/participant.
          ARTH 301-950 ART IN VENICE, PAST AND POGGI, CHRISTINE Topic varies.
          • ITAL300950
          CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; STUDY ABROAD COURSE; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
          ARTH 505-940 Public Performance Art in the Global Age SCHLATTER, JAMES WILLIAMS HALL 219 T 0530PM-0840PM Topic varies.
          • THAR475940
          • URBS475940
          ARTH 613-910 ARTS OF JAPAN DAVIS, JULIE FISHER-BENNETT HALL 231 TR 0115PM-0505PM This course introduces the major artistic traditions of Japan, from the Neolithic period to the present, and teaches the fundamental methods of the discipline of art history. Special attention will be given to the places of Shinto, the impact of Buddhism, and their related architectures and sculptures; the principles of narrative illustration; the changing roles of aristocratic, monastic, shogunal and merchant patronage; the formation of the concept of the artist over time; and the transformation of tradition in the modern age.
          • ARTH213910
          • EALC157910
          • EALC557910
          PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; UNDERGRADUATES NEED PERMISSION
          ARTH 673-910 HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY WELCH, JOHN CANCELED A history of world photography from 1839 to the present and its relation to cultural contexts as well as to various theories of the functions of images. Topics discussed in considering the nineteenth century will be the relationship between photography and painting, the effect of photography on portraiture, photography in the service of exploration, and photography as practiced by anthropologists; and in considering the twentieth century, photography and abstraction, photography as "fine art", photography and the critique of art history, and photography and censorship.
          • ARTH273910
          PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; UNDERGRADUATES NEED PERMISSION