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GRS AH 699: Teaching College History of Art & Architecture I
The goals, contents, and methods of instruction in the history of art & architecture. General teaching- learning issues. Required of all teaching fellows.
GRS AH 713: Imperial Reflections: Early Modern Islamic Art and Architecture
Architecture, manuscripts, textiles, metalwork, and ceramics of the Mughal, Ottoman, and Safavid Empires. Focus on the formation of imperial styles, intersections between art and politics, and the importance of the arts in dynastic legitimization.
GRS AH 726: Colloquium in Japanese Art
The arts of Japan from prehistory through the twentieth century. Painting, calligraphy, sculpture, and architecture (including landscape architecture) are emphasized, but attention is also paid to wood block prints, ceramics, lacquer, and metalwork.
GRS AH 782: Colloquium in Nineteenth-Century Architecture in Europe and America
Dilemma of style in nineteenth-century architecture; study of the relationship of architectural theory to the changing philosophy and aesthetic theory of the period. Development of functionalist theory.
GRS AH 786: Colloquium in Twentieth-Century American Painting
The colloquium, which accompanies the lecture course for CAS AH 386, focuses on critical and theoretical readings that relate to twentieth-century American painting, photography, sculpture, installation and performance art, and criticism.
GRS AH 798: Colloquium in Twentieth-Century Architecture
In conjunction with the CAS AH 398 lecture course, this colloquium focuses on main figures, events, artifacts of twentieth-century architectural history.
GRS AH 822: Seminar: African Art
Graduate Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
In-depth discussion of special topics in the study of African art and architecture. Topic for Fall 2013: Post- Colonial Theory and Visual Culture in Northwestern Africa. This seminar underscores the continuing importance of post-colonial theory to understanding the history of African art, concentrating on historic and contemporary visual culture in Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Mali, and Niger.
GRS AH 846: Seminar: Romanesque and Gothic Art
Detailed study of the castles, cathedrals, and works of art produced in Anglo-Norman England. Topics include contemporary attitudes toward images, monastic art, allegory, nostalgia, symbolism, parody, the grotesque, building techniques, and patronage. Among the works studied are Canterbury Cathedral, Durham Cathedral, the Tower of London, and the Bayeux Tapestry.
GRS AH 853: Seminar: Renaissance Art and Architecture
Topic for Fall 2010: The Renaissance Studiolo.
GRS AH 863: Seminar: Baroque Art and Architecture
Topic for Fall 2013: Rembrandt. Rembrandt is one of the most contested figures in the history of art. This seminar considers Rembrandt's art and career within the context of his social and cultural worlds through a variety of art historical approaches.
GRS AH 867: Material Culture
Introduction to the theory and practice of the interdisciplinary study of material culture, which includes everything we make and use, from food and clothing to art and buildings. Explores contemporary scholarship from a range of disciplines. Also offered as GRS AM 867.
GRS AH 886: Seminar: American Painting
Topic for Spring 2012: Visual Culture of the Civil War Era (1840-1870). American visual culture from 1850 to 1870. Slavery, Sectionalism, Civil War, Emancipation, the death of Lincoln, and Reconstruction in painting, sculpture, book illustration, the illustrated weeklies, photography, exhibitions, and organized urban spectacles.
GRS AH 891: Seminar: Photography
Historical, archival, and theoretical examinations of photography, with emphasis on its role both as document and as art. Topic for Fall 2013: The Photographic Book. This seminar examines the photographic book throughout the years from 1839 to the present.
GRS AH 895: Seminar: Twentieth-Century Art
Topic for Spring 2013: Art and Critical Theory. This seminar explores how critical theorists associated with the Frankfurt School and French post-structuralism have influenced historians and critics of modern and contemporary art. Key figures include Adorno, Barthes, Benjamin, Deleuze, Derrida, Foucault, Irigaray, Kristeva and Lacan.