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Department of Art History: Special Topics Courses

Spring 2020

 

Art History Special Topics Courses Spring 2020

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ARTH 297 section 001: History of Decorative Arts and Design
Dr. Ethan Robey
T/TH 3:05-4:20 Borland 112
This course will study the meanings of ordinary and extraordinary objects of daily life. Ranging from pre-Revolutionary France to the present, we will look at furniture, interiors, graphics, appliances, ceramics, and other ornamental and useful goods in Europe and America within their aesthetic, historical, economic, social and political contexts. Among other issues, the course will consider technological change, materials science, gender relations, patterns of domestic life, industrialization, and changing habits of consumption. Classes will introduce students to a variety of object types and notable designers, and situate them within major art and design movements including: The Rococo, Neoclassicism, Victorian Design Reform, the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau, the Bauhaus, Art Deco, Streamlining, the International Style, Pop, Postmodernism, and Sustainable Design.

 

ARTH 297 section 002 Digital Art History
Dr. John Russel
MWF 9:05-9:55  Borland 110

 

ARTH 297 section 003 Greek Mythology, Geology and Ancient Sites
Dr. Elizabeth Walters
MWF 2:30-3:20  Hammond 220 

Breathtaking Mt. Parnassos commands a vast and precipitous space. Dangerous to the unwary and much effort for the climb, mortals came from the sea or by land – all for the chance of an answer from the god Apollo. Embodying perfection as a youth, Apollo left his island birth place (Delos) to claim this lofty and remote site. Here his words were conveyed as an oracle, awarding international fame and pilgrimage, but many are shocked that his opposite, the god Dionysos owned this place each winter. Geology is an active participant and contributor to sacred places, beliefs, and the powers of the Greek gods. This course is our exploration of specific ancient sites and monuments, myth and rituals. We began with Crete a long island whose mountains rose from pressures of the Aegean plate tectonics and protected Zeus’ childhood and responded to Poseidon’s violent earthquakes. We explore Apollo’s and Athena’s sacred places and we conclude with Demeter. Gaia (GE) as vital earth goddess herself (geology the study and knowledge of the earth) pitted her children against the gods who govern the world and mankind, Zeus and 11 others. This is a discussion class, with short essays and final project, permitting us to develop your interest in a specific place, monument, or myth to probe geological and ancient Greek interconnections.

 

 

 
 
ARTH 427 Topics in Global Art
T Th 3:05-4:20 
 
ARTH 297 section 001: History of Decorative Arts and Design Dr. Ethan Robey T/TH 3:05-4:20 Borland 112
ARTH 297 section 002 Digital Art History Dr. John Russel MWF 9:05-9:55 Borland 110
ARTH 297 section 003 Greek Mythology, Geology and Ancient Sites Dr. Elizabeth Walters MWF 2:30-3:20 Hammond 220
 

 

 

ART HISTORY GRADUATE SEMINARS SPRING 2020


ARTH 515 Seminar in Modern Art Dr. Nancy Locke

W 2:30-5:30

 

ARTH 560 Methods of Research Dr. Madhuri Desai and Dr. Elizabeth Mansfield

Tu 2:30-5:30