Rhode Island School of Design
Department of History of Art and Visual Culture
Fall 2015

ARTH H101: 11/15

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Syllabus

 

1st Paper Assignment

Midterm Exam: Friday October 16, 2015
 1st Style Analysis Paper Due: Thursday October 8, 2015

2nd Contextual Analysis Paper Due: Friday Nov 20, 2015

Final Exam: Thursday December 10, 2015—

9:00-12:00  CB 410

 

 

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2015 Power Point Lectures

Lecture 2: Classical Art

Lecture 3: Why Classical Architecture Won’t Go Away

Lecture 4: The Christian Bassilica

Lecture 5: Rock Art in Africa

Lecture 6: Islamic Art and Architecture

Lecture 7: Masking Traditions

Lecture 8: Medieval Manuscripts and Sculpture

Lecture 9: Sculptures of Ancient Nigeria

Lecture 10: Michelangelo in Rome

Lecture 11: The Venetia Alternative

Lecture 12: The Academy and the French Revolution

Lecture 13: Representing the Modern City

Lecture 14: The Avant-Garde and the Female Nude

Lecture 15: The Social History of Photography

Lecture 16: Modernism and Colonialism

Lecture 17: Ornamentation & Structure in Modern Architecture

Lecture 18: Bauhaus & the making of the Modern Subject

Lecture 19: Modernism & Abstraction

Lecture 20: Displaying Art

Lecture 21: American Art in the 1950s & 1960s

Lecture 22: Architecture as Environment

Lecture 23: Re-reading Modernism

Lecture 24: Contemporary Art in and Out of Africa

 

 

Readings

 

Illene Forsyth: “The Ganymede Capital at Vezelay”, Gesta 15 (1976): 241-246

Maria Loh, “Outscreaming the Laocoon: Sensation, Special Effects, and the moving Image”. Oxford Art Journal, 34 (2011): 393-414

Baudelaire— “The Painter of Modern Life”

Various Authors on Manet’s Olympia

Leah Dickerman—“Bauhaus Fundamentals”

 

 

2014 Power Point Lectures

Lecture 2: Rock Art

Lecture 3: Greco-Roman Sculpture—the Classical Tradition

Lecture 4: Why won’t classical architecture go away?

Lecture 5: The Christian Basilica

Lecture 6: Islamic Art and Architecture

Lecture 7: Masking Traditions: honoring Our Mothers

Lecture 8: Medieval Manuscripts and Sculpture

Lecture 9: Michelangelo in Rome

Lecture 10: The Venetian Alternative

Lecture 11: Sculptures of Ancient Nigeria

Lecture 12: Design and Industry

Lecture 13: Interiors and Domesticity

Lecture 14: The Social History of Photography

Lecture 15: Style and Ornament in the 19th Century

Lecture 16: Modernism and colonialism

Lecture 17: Bauhaus and the Making of the Modern Subject

Lecture 18: Modernism and Abstraction

Lecture 19: Ornamentation and Structure in Modern Architecture

Lecture 20: Good Design

Lecture 21: Art and Popular Culture: American Art in the 1960s

Lecture 22: Architecture as Environment & Desired (Dys) topia: From Capital Cities to Slums in the Third World

Lecture 23: Postmodern/Postcolonial: Re-reading Modernism

Lecture 24: Contemporary Art in and Out of Africa: Diasporic Resonance

2014 DISCUSSIONS

 

Discussion 2

Discussion 3

Discussion 4

Discussion 5

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Discussion 7

Discussion 8

Discussion 9

Discussion 10

Discussion 11

 

 

2013 Power Point Lectures:

Lecture 2: Rock Art

Lecture 3: Classical Architecture

Lecture 4: Greco-Roman Sculpture

Lecture 5: The Christian Basilica

Lecture 6: Islamic Art and Architecture

Lecture 7: Buddhism and the Silk Road

Lecture 8: Chinese Landscape Painting

Lecture 9: Sculptures of Ancient Nigeria

Lecture 10: Masking Traditions

Lecture 11: Medieval Manuscripts and Sculpture

Lecture 12: Late Medieval Art and the Reformation

Lecture 13: Michelangelo in Rome

Lecture 14: Venice, Another World

Lecture 15: Design and Industry

Lecture 16: Interiors and the Cult of Domesticity

Lecture 17: Photography and the Social History of Art

Lecture 18: Style and Ornament in the 19th Century

Lecture 19: Bauhaus and the Making of the Modern Subject

Lecture 20: Ornamentation and Structure in Modern Architecture

Lecture 21: Good Design

Lecture 22: Architecture as Environment & Design

Lecture 23: Contemporary Art in and Out of Africa

Lecture 24: Chinese Contemporary

 

 

2013 Discussion

Discussion 1

Discussion 2

Discussion 3

Discussion 4

Discussion 5

Discussion 6

Discussion 7

Discussion 8

Discussion 9

Discussion 10

1st Paper/Formal Analysis Assignment

2nd Paper—Comparative Analysis Assignment

 

 

Readings

Sontag: on photo

M. M. Graham: Future of Art History

Malcom Daniel: The Daguerreian Age—

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/fdag/hd_fdag.htm

 

Jakob von Falke: Art in the House

Barnet Readings:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

 

Sophia Psarra: The Parthenon

Khoury—The meaning of the Great Mosque Paola Dematte: Early Chinese Dynasties

Marguerite Yourcenar, That Might Sculptor Time pp. 57-62

Mary BeardHouse and Home

Roger—Early Medieval Architecture

DoddsGreat Mosque…

Camille—Making Margins…(1 2 3 4)

LohOutscreaming

Brown--Venezianita

Suzanne Lewis, The Problematics of Genre

Ma Shichang, Buddhist Cave-Temples and the Cao Family at Mogao Ku, Dunhuang

Nuha Khoury, The Meaning of the Great Mosque at Cordoba

Wen C. Fong, Toward a Structural Element of Chinese Landscape Painting

Deborah Howard, “Venice an ‘Eastern City’

Claire Farago, “The Mass of Saint Gregory”

Maggie Bickford. “Huizong and the Aesthetics of Agency”

Garlake, Peter, Early Art and Architecture of Africa (1) & (11)

Willet, Frank, African Art pp. 43-62

African Art pp.130-149

Paul Gauguin, Noa Noa

Darcy Grigsby, Revolutionary Sons, White Fathers, and Creole Difference

Various Authors on Manet

Dickerman—Bauhaus

Loos-Ornament and Crime

Koolhaas—Mutations

Olu Oguibe, Finding a Place

Wu Hung, A Ghost Rebellion

Al Wei Wei, A Film Proposal

Al Wei Wei, Souvenir Book

Xuefei Ren, Architecture and Nation Building