ARTH 6590

ARTH 6590

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

In this course, we will explore the long and varied history of abstraction as both a practice and an ideal. We will survey this history by drawing on two distinct bodies of thought relevant to the problem of abstraction, forming a parallel discourse across the length of the course. The theoretical framing will begin by considering Aristotle on aphareisis before proceeding to consider various writings by Marx, Simmel, Husserl, Heidegger and Derrida. The specifically art historical material will begin by addressing the origins of perspectival space before considering practices of abstraction in nineteenth and twentieth century art. We will conclude by examining postwar global variants of abstraction for insights into the history of modernism.

When Offered Spring.

Comments Co-meets with ARTH 4590.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4590

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17316 ARTH 6590   SEM 101