ARTH 264 Fall 2014 American Art and Architecture, 1600 to Present

Cross Listed as AMST264
American art is often looked at as a provincial version of the real thing--i.e., European art--and found wanting. This course examines American architecture, painting, and sculpture on its own terms, in the light of the social, ideological and economic forces that shaped it. Special attention will be paid to such themes as the Puritan legacy and attitudes toward art; the making of art in a commercial society; and the tension between the ideal and the real in American works of art.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: 15-page research paper (divided into an annotated bibliography, first draft and revised draft); weekly study questions on the readings; final 15-minute oral exam
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Prerequisites: ARTH 101-102 or permission of instructor
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTH; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AMST
Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives,AMST Space and Place Electives
Enrollment Limit: 60
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Class Number: 1062
ARTH 264 - 01 (F) LEC Amer Art&Architec,1600-Present Division 1: Languages and the Arts Michael J. Lewis
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Lawrence 003 1062
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