ARTH 101
Art Through Time Fall 2019
Division I

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A team-taught introduction to the art and architecture of Europe from the ancient Mediterranean through the Middle Ages to the Renaissance in Italy. This course celebrates the glory of works of art as physical objects, to be viewed and contemplated, to be sure, but also often to be worshiped, worn, touched (even licked), held, exhibited, bought and sold, passed through or around, and lived in. To help students begin to appreciate how these works of art might have been understood by those who originally made and used them, the course sets its objects of study within a number of revealing historical contexts, from the social and the political to the philosophical and the art historical. To give students time with original works of art, our discussion-centered conferences use the wealth of art resources in Williamstown: the Clark Art Institute, the buildings and sculpture of the Williams College Campus, and the Williams College Museum of Art.
The Class: Type: lecture with discussion section
Limit: none
Expected: 80
Class#: 1076
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: quizzes, midterm, two papers and final exam
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: open to all
Distributions: Division I

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