Methods and theory of art history (12055D)
T 2:00pm—4:50 pm
This course introduces students to the methods and approaches to interpreting works of art, and general debates within the discipline of art history. In addition to discussing how biography, style, social history, visual and material culture, Bildwissenschaft, and global and technical art history have come to shape our discipline, we will explore how the interpretive methods of formalism, psychology, linguistic theory, new historicism, phenomenology, feminism, and materiality have shifted how, and what, we understand as art.
Édouard Manet, Olympia, oil on canvas, 1863
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