ARTH 503 Spring 2014 Studies in Decorative Arts, Material Culture, Design History, 1700-2000

The course will explore the methods, goals, and theoretical framework in which three-dimensional, functional objects have been and are interpreted. Class discussion will include distinction between "fine arts," "decorative arts," and "design;" role and limitation of connoisseurship; the current relationship of object study to aesthetics, social history, history of technology, anthropology, sociology, gender and ethnic studies; the effect of the market on history and scholarship; and current theories on the role of objects in human life.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on leading class discussions of selected readings, one 20-page paper, two 3-page papers, and an oral presentation on the main research topic
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Enrollment Preference: Graduate Program students and then to senior Art History majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 14
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Class Number: 3953
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ARTH503-01(S) SEM Decorative Arts,1700-2000 Division 1: Languages and the Arts Michael P. Conforti
T 2:10 PM-4:50 PM Clark Art Seminar Room 3953
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