ARTH 3001

ARTH 3001

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

How do we define reality with pictures?  In this transhistorical course we focus on the theory and practice of depicting real objects and spaces—on works that could be called "documentary."  These works are made not necessarily to inspire feelings of beauty or sublimity, express inner worlds, or to parody the real, but rather to crystalize attitudes and knowledge about the everyday.  Techniques of landscape and view painting, mapmaking, descriptive printmaking, documentary photography and film with varying "pragmatic" purposes, including scientific illustration, patent illustration, advertisement, and political rhetoric, will be given special attention.  Works and readings will range from the early modern to the contemporary era.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: VISST 3001

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17373 ARTH 3001   LEC 001

  • 17378 ARTH 3001   DIS 201

  • 17381 ARTH 3001   DIS 204