Subjects

instructors
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
TR 2-3:30 (virtual meeting: class meets synchronously)
prerequisites
description

Introduction to the history and interpretation of western art in a global context that explores painting, graphic arts and sculpture from the 15th century to the present. Engages diverse methodological perspectives to examine changing conceptions of art and the artist, and to investigate the plural meaning of artworks within the larger contexts of culture and history.

instructors
Jessica Varner
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
G: permission of instructor
description

Examines modern architecture, art, and design in the context of the political, economic, aesthetic, and cultural changes that occurred in the twentieth century. Presents foundational debates about social and technological aspects of modern architecture and the continuation of those debates into contemporary architecture.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
M 2-5 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
4.645 or permission of instructor
description

Studies the interrelationship of theory, history, and practice. Looks at theory not as specialized discourse relating only to architecture, but as touching on many issues, whether they be cultural, aesthetic, philosophical, or professional. Topics and examples are chosen from a wide range of materials, from classical antiquity to today.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
description

A review of Islamic history through architecture, this course spans fifteen centuries and three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-5 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Critical review of literature on Islamic art and architecture in the last two centuries. Analyzes the cultural, disciplinary, and theoretical contours of the field and highlights the major figures that have influenced its evolution.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
R 2-5 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Explores what defines the parameters of a profit economy in historic Europe. Discusses major interpretive frameworks that historically have guided scholarship in architectural, art, and economic history.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
W 9-12 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
description

Investigates architecture and art in medieval Europe, including significant monuments, art objects, themes, and developments from late antiquity through the rise of European cities in the 13th century. Considers a variety of media, ranging from stone- and metalwork to parchment and glass.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9-12 (virtual meeting)
prerequisites
description

Examines the manner in which key theories of technology have influenced architectural and art production in terms of their "humanizing" claims. Students test theories of technology on the grounds of whether technology is good or bad for humans.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
L1: M 9-12, R1: MTWRF 9-12, R2: MTWRF 2-5, R3: MTWRF 7-10 (L1: virtual meeting, R1: 5-414, R2: 5-414, R3: 5-414)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Studies theoretical and historiographical works pertaining to the fields of art and architectural history. Members of seminar pursue work designed to examine their own presuppositions and methods.

Additional Information on Virtual Class Structure

instructors
Advisor
units
1-0-14 G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required of doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. The qualifying paper is a scholarly article fit to be published in a peer-reviewed journal that is the result of research in the history, theory and criticism of architecture and art. Topic may not be in the area of the proposed thesis.

instructors
Advisor
units
1-0-26 G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required of doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. The Major Exam covers a historically broad area of interest and includes components of history, historiography, and theory. Preparation for the exam will focus on four or five themes agreed upon in advance by the student and the examiner, and are defined by their area of teaching interest.

instructors
Advisor
units
1-14-15 G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required of doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. The Minor Exam focuses on a specific area of specialization through which the student might develop their particular zone of expertise. Work is done in consultation with HTC faculty, in accordance with the HTC PhD Degree Program Guidelines.

instructors
Ginevra D'Agostino, Yaara Yacoby
units
5 G
schedule
June 24 - July 29:, W 10-12 ()
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

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