Courses of Study 2015-2016 
    Dec 16, 2018  
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTH 6602 - [Buildings and Bodies: Constructing Spaces in Early Modern Art]

(crosslisted) VISST 6602  
Next offered 2016-2017. 4 credits.

Co-meets with ARTH 4602 /VISST 4602 .

L. Pincus.

What visual roots inform our modes of habitation? Our occupation of space and production of place are always constructed, never natural or given. This course investigates early modern depictions of built environments, from urban scale to domestic interior, from landscape, medieval pilgrimage routes, and the public arena to spaces of domesticity, creation, collection, and scientific inquiry. Issues explored will include the dialectic relation of inside/outside and the poetics of the box, boundary and containment, religious and profane space, the housing of gender, theaters of memory and anatomy, representations of light and visuality. As we study the social production of space Readings will include those by theorists Bachelard, de Certeau, Foucault, Lefebvre, Soja, and Tuan as well as those by art historians.

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