2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

History of Art

Students may complete a major or minor in History of Art.

Faculty

David Cast, Professor (on leave semester II)
Erica Cho, Visiting Assistant Professor
Rebecca DeRoo, Visiting Assistant Professor
Christiane Hertel, Professor (on leave semester I)
Homay King, Associate Professor (on leave semesters I and II)
Steven Levine, Professor and Chair
Gridley McKim-Smith, Professor
Lisa Saltzman, Professor (on leave semesters I and II)
Alicia Walker, Assistant Professor

The curriculum in History of Art immerses students in the study of visual culture. Structured by a set of evolving disciplinary concerns, students learn to interpret the visual through methodologies dedicated to the historical, the material, the critical, and the theoretical. Majors are encouraged to supplement courses taken in the department with history of art courses offered at Haverford, Swarthmore, and the University of Pennsylvania. Majors are also encouraged to study abroad for a semester.

Major Requirements

The major requires ten units, approved by the major adviser. A usual sequence of courses would include at least one 100-level “critical approaches” seminar, four 200-level lecture courses, three 300-level seminars, and senior conference I and II in the fall and spring semesters of senior year. In the course of their departmental studies, students are strongly encouraged to take courses across media and areas, and in at least three of the following fields of study: Ancient and Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, Modern and Contemporary, Film, and Non-Western.

With the approval of the major adviser, courses in fine arts or with significant curricular investment in visual studies may be counted toward the fulfillment of the distribution requirements, such as courses in ancient art offered by the Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology department or in architecture by the Growth and Structure of Cities department. Similarly, courses in art history taken abroad or at another institution in the United States may be counted. Generally, no more than two such courses may be counted toward the major requirements.

A senior paper, based on independent research and using scholarly methods of historical and/or critical interpretation must be submitted at the end of the spring semester. Generally 25-40 pages in length, the senior paper represents the culmination of the departmental experience.

Honors

Seniors whose work is outstanding will be invited to submit an honors thesis instead of the senior paper. Two or three faculty members discuss the completed thesis with the honors candidate in a one-half-hour oral examination.

Minor Requirements

A minor in history of art requires six units: one or two 100-level courses and four or five others selected in consultation with the major adviser.

COURSES

HART B100 The Stuff of Art

An introduction to chemistry through fine arts, this course emphasizes the close relationship of the fine arts, especially painting, to the development of chemistry and its practice. The historical role of the material in the arts, in alchemy and in the developing science of chemistry, will be discussed, as well as the synergy between these areas. Relevant principles of chemistry will be illustrated through the handling, synthesis and/or transformations of the material. This course does not count towards chemistry major requirements, and is not suitable for premedical programs. Lecture 90 minutes, laboratory three hours a week. Enrollment limited to 20.
Requirement(s): Division II with Lab
Crosslisting(s): CHEM-B100
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B104 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: The Classical Tradition

An investigation of the historical and philosophical ideas of the classical, with particular attention to the Italian Renaissance and the continuance of its formulations throughout the Westernized world.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Cast,D.
(Fall 2012)

HART B106 Art of the Global Middle Ages

This course considers the art and architecture of the middle ages from a global perspective and surveys artistic interaction between Europe, Africa, and Asia from the fourth to fifteenth century. Emphasis is placed on theories of globalism and their articulation in relation to medieval cultures and history.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Walker,A.
(Fall 2012)

HART B107 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Self and Other in the Arts of France

A study of artists’ self-representations in the context of the philosophy and psychology of their time, with particular attention to issues of political patronage, gender and class, power and desire.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Levine,S.
(Spring 2013)

HART B108 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Women, Feminism, and History of Art

An investigation of the history of art since the Renaissance organized around the practice of women artists, the representation of women in art, and the visual economy of the gaze.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B110 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Identification in the Cinema

An introduction to the analysis of film through particular attention to the role of the spectator.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward: Film Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B115 Classical Art

An introduction to the visual arts of ancient Greece and Rome from the Bronze Age through Late Imperial times (circa 3000 B.C.E. to 300 C.E.). Major categories of artistic production are examined in historical and social context, including interactions with neighboring areas and cultures; methodological and interpretive issues are highlighted.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B115; CITY-B115; CSTS-B115
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B125 Classical Myths in Art and in the Sky

This course explores Greek and Roman mythology using an archaeological and art historical approach, focusing on the ways in which the traditional tales of the gods and heroes were depicted, developed and transmitted in the visual arts such as vase painting and architectural sculpture, as well as projected into the natural environment.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B125; CSTS-B125
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B190 The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present

This course studies the city as a three-dimensional artifact. A variety of factors—geography, economic and population structure, politics, planning, and aesthetics—are considered as determinants of urban form.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B190
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Hein,C.
(Spring 2013)

HART B204 Greek Sculpture

One of the best-preserved categories of evidence for ancient Greek culture is sculpture. The Greeks devoted immense resources to producing sculpture that encompassed many materials and forms and served a variety of important social functions. This course examines sculptural production in Greece and neighboring lands from the Bronze Age through the fourth century B.C.E. with special attention to style, iconography and historical and social context.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B205
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B205 Introduction to Film

This course is intended to provide students with the tools of critical film analysis. Through readings of images and sounds, sections of films and entire narratives, students will cultivate the habits of critical viewing and establish a foundation for focused work in film studies. The course introduces formal and technical units of cinematic meaning and categories of genre and history that add up to the experiences and meanings we call cinema. Although much of the course material will focus on the Hollywood style of film, examples will be drawn from the history of cinema. Attendance at weekly screenings is mandatory.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward: Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B205
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Nguyen,H.
(Spring 2013)

HART B206 Hellenistic and Roman Sculpture

This course surveys the sculpture produced from the fourth century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E., the period beginning with the death of Alexander the Great that saw the transformation of the classical world through the rise of Rome and the establishment and expansion of the Roman Empire. Style, iconography, and production will be studied in the contexts of the culture of the Hellenistic kingdoms, the Roman appropriation of Greek culture, the role of art in Roman society, and the significance of Hellenistic and Roman sculpture in the post-antique classical tradition.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B206
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Donohue,A.
(Fall 2012)

HART B209 Topics in Chinese Cultural History

This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): EAST-B210
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Bower,V.
(Fall 2012)

HART B210 Medieval Art

An overview of artistic production in Europe from antiquity to the 14th century. Special attention will be paid to problems of interpretation and recent developments in art-historical scholarship. Current topic description: This course traces the evolution of Christian portable paintings from their origins in late antiquity to their impact on art of the early Renaissance. Exploring the function of paintings as much as their aesthetics, we examine how their cultic versus artistic value shifted from the medieval to Renaissance periods.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Walker,A.
(Spring 2013)

HART B211 Topics in Medieval History

Cross listed with HIST B211 when the topic is appropriate.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B212 Medieval Architecture

This course takes a broad geographic and chronological scope, allowing for full exposure to the rich variety of objects and monuments that fall under the rubric of “medieval” art and architecture. We focus on the Latin and Byzantine Christian traditions, but also consider works of art and architecture from the Islamic and Jewish spheres. Topics to be discussed include: the role of religion in artistic development and expression; secular traditions of medieval art and culture; facture and materiality in the art of the middle ages; the use of objects and monuments to convey political power and social prestige; gender dynamics in medieval visual culture; and the contribution of medieval art and architecture to later artistic traditions.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B212
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B213 Theory in Practice: Critical Discourses in the Humanities

An examination in English of leading theories of interpretation from Classical Tradition to Modern and Post-Modern time.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Crosslisting(s): ITAL-B213; COML-B213; ENGL-B213; FREN-B213; PHIL-B253; RUSS-B253
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B215 Russian Avant-Garde Art, Literature and Film

This course focuses on Russian avant-garde painting, literature and cinema at the start of the 20th century. Moving from Imperial Russian art to Stalinist aesthetics, we explore the rise of non-objective painting (Malevich, Kandinsky, etc.), ground-breaking literature (Bely, Mayakovsky), and revolutionary cinema (Vertov, Eisenstein). No knowledge of Russian required.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward: Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): RUSS-B215
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B225 Topics in Modern Chinese Literature

This a topics course. This course explores modern China from the early 20th century to the present through its literature, art and films, reading them as commentaries of their own time. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): EAST-B225; HIST-B220
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Kwa,S.
(Spring 2013)

HART B227 Topics in Modern Planning

This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B227; GERM-B227; HART-B227
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Enrollment limited to 25 with preference to Cities majors. Current topic description: This course will examine different building forms and processes in greater China, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, from the imperial to the contemporary eras. It starts with the concrete buildings (residential houses) to the more abstract building (ethnicity, nation-state, historical narratives). With a comparative perspective and an historical approach, this course seeks to familiarize students with the perception of seeing cities as built environments as well as processes.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward: Environmental Studies
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B229; ANTH-B229; EAST-B229
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Zhang,J.
(Spring 2013)

HART B230 Renaissance Art

A survey of painting in Florence and Rome in the 15th and 16th centuries (Giotto, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael), with particular attention to contemporary intellectual, social, and religious developments.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B234 Picturing Women in Classical Antiquity

We investigate representations of women in different media in ancient Greece and Rome, examining the cultural stereotypes of women and the gender roles that they reinforce. We also study the daily life of women in the ancient world, the objects that they were associated with in life and death and their occupations.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B234; CSTS-B234
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Lindenlauf,A.
(Fall 2012)

HART B238 The History of Cinema 1895 to 1945 Silent Film: From United States to Soviet Russia and Beyond

This course will explore cinema from its earliest, most primitive beginnings up to the end of the silent era. While the course will focus on a variety of historical and theoretical aspects of cinema, the primary aim is to look at films analytically. Emphasis will be on the various artistic methods that went into the direction and production of a variety of celebrated silent films from around the world. These films will be considered in many contexts: artistic, historical, social, and even philosophical, so that students can develop a deeper understanding of silent cinema’s rapid evolution.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts toward: Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B238; COML-B238; RUSS-B238
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B241 New Visual Worlds in the Spanish Empire 1492 - 1820

The events of 1492 changed the world. Visual works made at the time of the Conquest of the Caribbean, Mexico and South America by Spain and Portugal reveal multiple and often conflicting political, racial and ethnic agendas.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples and Cultures
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): McKim-Smith,G.
(Spring 2013)

HART B242 Material Identities in Latin America 1820 - 2010

Revolutions in Latin America begin around 1810. By the 20th and 21st centuries, there is an international viewership for the works of Latin American artists, and in the 21st century the production of Latina and Latino artists living in the United States becomes particularly important.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples and Cultures
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B250 Nineteenth-Century Art in France

Close attention is selectively given to the work of Cézanne, Courbet, David, Degas, Delacroix, Géricault, Ingres, Manet, and Monet. Extensive readings in art criticism are required.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Levine,S.
(Fall 2012)

HART B253 Before Modernism: Architecture and Urbanism of the 18th and 19th Centuries

The course frames the topic of architecture before the impact of 20th century Modernism, with a special focus on the two prior centuries - especially the 19th - in ways that treat them on their own terms rather than as precursors of more modern technologies and forms of expression. The course will integrate urbanistic and vernacular perspectives alongside more familiar landmark exemplars. Key goals and components of the course will include attaining a facility within pertinent bibliographical and digital landscapes, formal analysis and research skills exercised in writing projects, class field-trips, and a nuanced mastery of the narratives embodied in the architecture of these centuries. Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B253
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Cohen,J.
(Spring 2013)

HART B254 History of Modern Architecture

A survey of the development of modern architecture since the 18th century. The course concentrates on the period since 1890, especially in Europe and North America.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B254
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Hein,C.
(Fall 2012)

HART B255 Survey of American Architecture

An examination of landmarks, patterns, landscapes, designers, and motives in the creation of the American built environment over four centuries. The course will address the master narrative of the traditional survey course, while also probing the relation of this canon to the wider realms of building in the United States.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B255
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B260 Modern Art

This course will involve an inquiry into the history of 20th-century visual culture, European and American, through an exploration of art practice, art history, art criticism and art theory. Against the dominant and paradigmatic theorization of modernism, the course will introduce and mobilize materials aimed at its critique.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B266 Contemporary Art : 1945 to the Global Present

America, Europe and beyond, from the 1950s to the present, in visual media and visual theory.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B268 Greek and Roman Architecture

The course will introduce the structure of Greek and Roman cities and sanctuaries, the variety of building types and monuments found within them, and how local populations used and lived in the architectural environment of the classical world.
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B268; CITY-B268
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B280 Video Practices: Analog to Digital

This course explores the history and theory of video art from the late 1960’s to the present. The units include: aesthetics; activisim; access; performance; and institutional critique. We will reflect on early video’s “utopian moment” and its manifestation in the current new media revolution. Feminist, people of color and queer productions will constitute the majority of our corpus. Prerequisite: ENGL/HART B205 Intro to Film or consent of the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B280
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B299 History of Narrative Cinema, 1945 to Present

This course surveys the history of narrative film from 1945 through the contemporary moment. We will analyze a series of styles and national cinemas in chronological order, including Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, and other post-war movements and genres. Viewings of canonical films will be supplemented by more recent examples of global cinema. While historical in approach, this course emphasizes the theory and criticism of the sound film, and we will consider various methodological approaches to the aesthetic, socio-political, and psychological dimensions of cinema. Fulfills the history requirement or the introductory course requirement for the Film Studies minor.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward: Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B299
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B305 Classical Bodies

An examination of the conceptions of the human body evidenced in Greek and Roman art and literature, with emphasis on issues that have persisted in the Western tradition. Topics include the fashioning of concepts of male and female standards of beauty and their implications; conventions of visual representation; the nude; clothing and its symbolism; the athletic ideal; physiognomy; medical theory and practice; the visible expression of character and emotions; and the formulation of the “classical ideal” in antiquity and later times.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B303; COML-B313
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B306 Film Theory

An introduction to major developments in film theory and criticism. Topics covered include: the specificity of film form; cinematic realism; the cinematic “author”; the politics and ideology of cinema; the relation between cinema and language; spectatorship, identification, and subjectivity; archival and historical problems in film studies; the relation between film studies and other disciplines of aesthetic and social criticism. Each week of the syllabus pairs critical writing(s) on a central principle of film analysis with a cinematic example. Class will be divided between discussion of critical texts and attempts to apply them to a primary cinematic text.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts toward: Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B306; COML-B306
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Levine,S.
(Spring 2013)

HART B311 Topics in Medieval Art

This is a topics course. Course content varies. Current topic description: Kings, Caliphs, and Emperor: Images of Authority in the Era of the Crusades
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts toward: Middle East Studies
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B312; HIST-B311
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Walker,A.
(Fall 2012)

HART B323 Topics in Renaissance Art

Selected subjects in Italian art from painting, sculpture, and architecture between the years 1400 and 1600.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B323
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B324 Roman Architecture

The course gives special attention to the architecture and topography of ancient Rome from the origins of the city to the later Roman Empire. At the same time, general issues in architecture and planning with particular reference to Italy and the provinces from republic to empire are also addressed. These include public and domestic spaces,structures, settings and uses, urban infrastructure, the relationship of towns and territories, “suburban” and working villas, and frontier settlements. Prerequisite: ARCH 102.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): CSTS-B324; ARCH-B324
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Scott,R.
(Fall 2012)

HART B334 Topics in Film Studies

This is a topics course. Content varies. Current topic: Global Queer Cinema. Description: The course examines same-sex eroticisms as depicted in global cinemas; it considers these films through the theories of globalization, transnationalism, and diaspora.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B334
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Nguyen,H.
(Fall 2012)

HART B336 Topics in Film: Found Footage Film

This course examines experimental film and video from the 1930s to present. It will concentrate on the use of found footage: the reworking of existing imagery in order to generate new aesthetic frameworks and cultural meanings. Key issues to be explored include copyright, piracy, archive, activism, affect, aesthetics, interactivity and fandom.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts toward: Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B336
Units: 1.0
(Spring 2013)

HART B340 Topics in Baroque Art

This is a topics course. Course content varies. Current topic description: The course considers costume and fashion from the perspective of visual and cultural studies, combined with a historical acknowledgment of consumerism. Representations of costume in Europe and Latin America from the fifteenth century forward to the present day.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Crosslisting(s): COML-B340
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): McKim-Smith,G.
(Fall 2012)

HART B348 Advanced Topics in German Cultural Studies

This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Crosslisting(s): GERM-B321; CITY-B319; COML-B321
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B350 Topics in Modern Art

This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B355 Topics in the History of London

Selected topics of social, literary, and architectural concern in the history of London, emphasizing London since the 18th century.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B355; HIST-B355
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Cast,D.
(Fall 2012)

HART B359 Topics in Urban Culture and Society

This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Counts toward: Environmental Studies
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B360; ANTH-B359; SOCL-B360
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B367 Asian American Film, Video and New Media

The course explores the role of pleasure in the production, reception, and performance of Asian American identities in film, video, and the internet, taking as its focus the sexual representation of Asian Americans in works produced by Asian American artists from 1915 to present. In several units of the course, we will study graphic sexual representations, including pornographic images and sex acts some may find objectionable. Students should be prepared to engage analytically with all class material. To maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and solidarity among the participants in the class, no auditors will be allowed.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B367
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B377 Topics in Modern Architecture

This is a topics course. Course content varies. Current topic description: This course uses the global architecture of oil--its extraction, administration, and resale--to examine the impact of international economic networks on architecture and urban form since the mid-19th century.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B377
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Hein,C.
(Spring 2013)

HART B380 Topics in Contemporary Art

This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): GERM-B380; HEBR-B380
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B398 Senior Conference I

A critical review of the discipline of art history in preparation for the senior paper. Required of all senior majors who have not taken Junior Seminar.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Levine,S.
(Fall 2012)

HART B399 Senior Conference II

A seminar for the discussion of senior research papers and such theoretical and historical concerns as may be appropriate to them. Interim oral reports. Required of all majors; culminates in the senior paper.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Walker,A., Hertel,C.
(Spring 2013)

HART B403 Supervised Work

Advanced students may do independent research under the supervision of a faculty member whose special competence coincides with the area of the proposed research. Consent of the supervising faculty member and of the major adviser is required.
Units: 1.0
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

HART B425 Praxis III

Students are encouraged to develop internship projects in the college’s collections and other art institutions in the region.
Counts toward: Praxis Program
Units: 1.0
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

HART B610 Topics in Medieval Art

This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B630 Topics in Renaissance Art

This seminar is concerned with the history and the historiography of Mannerism. The first subjects are those works of art, described as Mannerist, produced in Italy and then in the rest of Europe in the XVIth and XVIIth centuries. But we are also concerned with the critical reception of these works and the attention they have gathered within the history of criticism, from the XVIIth century onwards to the writings of historians of art, especially in Germany, at the beginning of the last century. We will also examine how far, and how usefully, such a term can be used today in criticism, as it is still so often.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Cast,D.
(Fall 2012)

HART B636 Vasari

This seminar focuses on Giorgio Vasari as painter and architect and above all as a founder of the Florentine Academy and the writer of the first modern history of the arts. Topics covered range across the arts of that time and then the questions any such critical accounting of the arts calls up, imitation, invention, the notion of the artist and however it is possible to capture in words what seems often to be beyond them.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B640 Topics in Baroque Art: Spanish Painting and Sculpture

This is a topics course. Course content varies. Current topic description: The course considers costume and fashion from the perspective of visual and cultural studies, combined with a historical acknowledgment of consumerism. Representations of costume in Europe and Latin America from the fifteenth century forward to the present day.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): McKim-Smith,G.
(Fall 2012)

HART B645 Problems in Representation

This seminar examines, as philosophy and history, the idea of realism, as seen in the visual arts since the Renaissance and beyond to the 19th and 20th centuries.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B650 Topics in Modern Art

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Admission by permission of the instructor.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B671 Topics in German Art

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Current topic description: In this seminar we shall familiarize ourselves with theories of allegory in the German intellectual tradition from Winckelmann, Lessing, and Burckhardt to Riegl, Benjamin, and others, and with a series of case studies ranging from Rubens’ Marie de’ Medici Cycle to contemporary memorials.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Hertel,C.
(Spring 2013)

HART B678 Portraiture

Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B680 Topics in 20th C. Art

This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

HART B701 Supervised Work

Units: 1.0
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

Haverford College independent program course in History of Art:

ICPRH236A01 Art, Politics, and Society in 19th C. Europe