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HARC0100A-S12

CRN: 21363

Monuments/Ideas in Western Art

Monuments and Ideas in Western Art
This course is an introduction to the study of Western art history through an investigation of selected art works, considered individually and in broader contexts. The course chronicles the evolution in painting, sculpture, and architecture of the western world. It is designed for those who wish to build a broad acquaintance with the major works and ideas of Western art in their historical settings and to develop tools for understanding these works of art as aesthetic objects and bearers of meaning for the societies, groups, or individuals that produced them. Registration priority will be given to first and second year students. 2 hrs. Lect./1 hr. disc.

HARC0100X-S12

CRN: 21364

Monuments/Ideas in Western Art
Discussion

Monuments and Ideas in Western Art
This course is an introduction to the study of Western art history through an investigation of selected art works, considered individually and in broader contexts. The course chronicles the evolution in painting, sculpture, and architecture of the western world. It is designed for those who wish to build a broad acquaintance with the major works and ideas of Western art in their historical settings and to develop tools for understanding these works of art as aesthetic objects and bearers of meaning for the societies, groups, or individuals that produced them. Registration priority will be given to first and second year students. 2 hrs. Lect./1 hr. disc.

HARC0100Y-S12

CRN: 21365

Monuments/Ideas in Western Art
Discussion

Monuments and Ideas in Western Art
This course is an introduction to the study of Western art history through an investigation of selected art works, considered individually and in broader contexts. The course chronicles the evolution in painting, sculpture, and architecture of the western world. It is designed for those who wish to build a broad acquaintance with the major works and ideas of Western art in their historical settings and to develop tools for understanding these works of art as aesthetic objects and bearers of meaning for the societies, groups, or individuals that produced them. Registration priority will be given to first and second year students. 2 hrs. Lect./1 hr. disc.

HARC0100Z-S12

CRN: 21366

Monuments/Ideas in Western Art
Discussion

Monuments and Ideas in Western Art
This course is an introduction to the study of Western art history through an investigation of selected art works, considered individually and in broader contexts. The course chronicles the evolution in painting, sculpture, and architecture of the western world. It is designed for those who wish to build a broad acquaintance with the major works and ideas of Western art in their historical settings and to develop tools for understanding these works of art as aesthetic objects and bearers of meaning for the societies, groups, or individuals that produced them. Registration priority will be given to first and second year students. 2 hrs. Lect./1 hr. disc.

HARC0130A-S12

CRN: 21230

Intro. to Architectural Design

Introduction to Architectural Design
This is a studio course that introduces its members to the values and methods used in the practice of architecture, landscape architecture, and environmental art. A daily journal and intensive group and individual work within the studio space are requirements. This course demands an exceptionally high commitment of time and energy. The course's goals are to use the process of design to gain insight regarding individual and community value systems, and to provide basic experience in the design professions. It is recommended for anyone wishing to improve his or her appreciation for the built environment. Students should anticipate that substantial additional time will be required in the studio in addition to the scheduled class time.

HARC0201A-S12

CRN: 21989

Italian Renaissance

Italian Renaissance Art: 1350-1550
This course will focus on the art produced in Italy during the late fourteenth through the early sixteenth centuries. In addition to studying the chronological development of painting, sculpture, and architecture, we will consider such issues as artistic training, patronage, domestic life, and the literary achievements of this period of "rebirth." Focusing on urban environments such as Florence, Siena, Padua, Venice, Rome, and Urbino, we will give special attention to the manner in which artistic production was shaped by place. 3 hrs. lect.

HARC0204A-S12

CRN: 21994

Approaches to Islamic Art

Approaches to Islamic Art
A survey of major expressions of Islamic art from the inception of Islam to the present, from all parts of the Islamic world. This is not a traditional survey; rather, it focuses on key monuments and important examples of portable and decorative arts: mosques, tombs, palaces, manuscript illumination, calligraphy, metalwork, textiles, ceramics, etc. We will consider their meanings and functions in their respective socio-historical contexts, and we will also analyze the impact of patronage and region. We will try to understand what general principles unify the richness and diversity of Islamic art: what is Islamic about Islamic art? Finally, we will address the issue of contemporary Islamic art. (No prerequisites). 3 hrs. lect.

HARC0211A-S12

CRN: 21995

American Design

American Design
A historical survey of architecture and related design (especially furniture) in the United States from its colonization through the mid-twentieth century as a manifestation of colonial inheritances, foreign fashions, national outlooks, changing technologies, social and economic patterns, and native materials. 3 hrs. lect.

HARC0220A-S12

CRN: 21644

Art of the City

The Art of the City
A study of humanity's most complex and critical physical monument, from ancient agoras to edge cities. City form in general (historical and ideal) and great cities, urban environments, and city designers in particular will be surveyed from antiquity to the present in an investigation of changing purposes, elements, and organization. 3 hrs. lect.

HARC0223A-S12

CRN: 21996

Classical Trad in Architecture

The Classical Tradition in Architecture: A History
From the Late Bronze Age to the postmodern present, this course traces the development of the classical formal language in western architecture. With elements, orders, and canons developed by the Greeks, the classical tradition first flourished as an "international style" under the Romans. After a setback during the Middle Ages, the classical tradition reemerges with vigor during the Renaissance, displays great flexibility during the Baroque, and reconnects with antiquity during the Neoclassical period. Attention is given to the relationship between architectural styles and archaeological discoveries and to the assimilation of developments in building technology. 3 hrs. lect.

HARC0225A-S12

CRN: 21687

East Asian Architecture

Topics in East Asian Architecture
In this course we will survey the architecture of East Asia through a series of comparative case studies, placing particular emphasis upon the function of architecture within major cultural movements, as well as its role in the definition and spread of culture. Major topics will include religious, vernacular, and state architecture; landscape architecture; urbanism; representations of architecture and architectural space; architectural design and construction; and early modern, colonial, modern, and contemporary architecture. Through these topics, we will explore what may be learned through architecture about social, cultural, and political history, contemporary life, and the human experience. 3 hrs. lect.

HARC0230A-S12

CRN: 21997

Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture
Rotating skyscrapers, green roofs, and avant-garde museums: how did we arrive in the architectural world of the early 21st century? In this course we will survey the major stylistic developments, new building types, and new technologies that have shaped European and American architecture since the late 18th century. Students will learn about the work of major architects as well as key architectural theories and debates. Special emphasis will be placed on the cultural and political contexts in which buildings are designed. 2 hrs. Lect./1 hr. disc.

HARC0230X-S12

CRN: 21998

Modern Architecture
Discussion

Modern Architecture
Rotating skyscrapers, green roofs, and avant-garde museums: how did we arrive in the architectural world of the early 21st century? In this course we will survey the major stylistic developments, new building types, and new technologies that have shaped European and American architecture since the late 18th century. Students will learn about the work of major architects as well as key architectural theories and debates. Special emphasis will be placed on the cultural and political contexts in which buildings are designed. 2 hrs. Lect./1 hr. disc.

HARC0230Y-S12

CRN: 22342

Modern Architecture
Discussion

Modern Architecture
Rotating skyscrapers, green roofs, and avant-garde museums: how did we arrive in the architectural world of the early 21st century? In this course we will survey the major stylistic developments, new building types, and new technologies that have shaped European and American architecture since the late 18th century. Students will learn about the work of major architects as well as key architectural theories and debates. Special emphasis will be placed on the cultural and political contexts in which buildings are designed. 2 hrs. Lect./1 hr. disc.

HARC0230Z-S12

CRN: 22000

Modern Architecture
Discussion

Modern Architecture
Rotating skyscrapers, green roofs, and avant-garde museums: how did we arrive in the architectural world of the early 21st century? In this course we will survey the major stylistic developments, new building types, and new technologies that have shaped European and American architecture since the late 18th century. Students will learn about the work of major architects as well as key architectural theories and debates. Special emphasis will be placed on the cultural and political contexts in which buildings are designed. 2 hrs. Lect./1 hr. disc.

HARC0260A-S12

CRN: 21646

Art Since 1960

Art Since 1960
In this course we will survey the major developments of contemporary artistic practice in both America and Europe, with occasional looks to both Asia and Latin America. We will explore debates in traditional media, as well as the emergence of conceptual and linguistic paradigms, video and film, land art, installation and institutional critique, appropriation, and the current Biennial culture. In addition to a focus on formal concerns, students will also discuss broader debates active in various spheres of postwar art. Readings will include artist statements, critical and historical texts, as well as important theoretical material. 3 hrs. lect.

HARC0264A-S12

CRN: 22182

Art Change Global Environment

Art, Change, and the Global Environment
As threats to the global environment become ever more urgent, visual artists are increasingly addressing issues such as climate change, depleting resources, recycling, pollution, political tension, and social identity. In this course we will explore the rich and tenuous relationship among art, change, and the global environment by focusing on recent creative developments in Africa and India. We will work with a visiting exhibition, "Environment and Object: Recent African Art" at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and will consider artistic developments in India aimed at rehabilitating the environment while affecting social change.

HARC0301A-S12

CRN: 22183

Objects and Analysis

Objects and Analysis: Works from the Middlebury College Collections
In this museum-based college writing course, we will take a selection of artworks from the Middlebury College Museum and from the campus at large and study them in relation to a variety of art-historical approaches such as Formalism, Marxism, Feminism, Iconography, and Social Art History. We will use these and other approaches to art-historical analysis as lenses through which one can view and understand works of art and architecture. Strongly recommended for recently declared art history majors.

HARC0317A-S12

CRN: 22184

Contemporary Chinese Art

From Mao to Now: Contemporary Chinese Art, 1976 to the Present
With the death of Chairman Mao in 1976, artists in China found themselves in a radically changed political and social environment, one that has evolved in the thirty years since the Great Helmsman's passing. In this course we will explore themes such as the relationship between the artist and the state, engagement with history and collective memory, the role of the global art market in contemporary artistic production, artistic response to major national turns, including the 1989 Tiananmen Square protestS, and the Beijing Olympics, and the impact of urbanization, commercialism, and other social pressures on art. Media to be studied will include painting, calligraphy, photography, sculpture, film, performance art, and architecture. Readings will draw heavily on artists' writings. We will also work closely with artworks in the College Museum.

HARC0323A-S12

CRN: 22254

Art and Texts

Colloquium in Art History: Art and Texts
From antiquity through the 19th-century, most art in the Western tradition was derived from identifiable literary sources. Invention was calibrated by how well and with how much originality a visual artist depicted a scene from a textual source. In this course we will closely examine artistic interpretations of passages from the Old and New Testaments, The Apocrypha, the devotional literature of the 13th and 14th-centuries, The Iliad of Homer, and the Metamorphoses of Ovid. We will conclude with a case of parallelism, rather than direct influence: Zola's novel Nana and representations of prostitution in 19th-century Paris. (Not open to students who took HARC 0300 in Spring 2011) 3 hr. lect.

HARC0326A-S12

CRN: 22001

Biography Of Artists

Biography of Artists and Art History
Giorgio Vasari presented the history of art as “lives of the artists” in his publications of 1550 and 1564, but in modern times art historians and critics have often regarded the use of biographical evidence with suspicion. In this course we will examine the lives of three Italian artists who lived during the 16th and 17th centuries: Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), Benvenuto Cellini (1500-71), and Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio (1571-1610), all of whom were homosexual or bisexual. The central question will be the usefulness of biographical data as a tool for interpreting their art. 3 hrs. lect.

HARC0330A-S12

CRN: 22343

Interm. Architectural Design

Intermediate Architectural Design
This studio course emphasizes the thought and method of architectural design. Members of this studio will be involved in developing their insights towards cultural value systems and their expression in the environments they create. Participants work primarily in the studio space and rely heavily on individual instruction and group review of their work. The course provides a foundation for more advanced study in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, and other fields related to the design of the built environment, and an opportunity to work with the Cameron Visiting Architect. An introduction to computer aided drawing is integrated into this course. (ART 0159, HARC 0130) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

HARC0420A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
INTL0420A-S12 AMST0420A-S12

CRN: 22190

Visual Culture of the Americas
Please register via INTL 0420A

Visual Cultures of the Americas
From murals to monuments and telenovelas to veladoras, this bilingual [Spanish/English] seminar will explore the role of visual expression in the history of cultural formation throughout the Americas. We will take a hemispheric and transnational approach to our studies. As such, two related premises inform the material we will examine: images traverse the boundaries of nation-states, and they are intrinsically tied to the developments of modern history. We will combine theoretical works with a variety of still and moving images (artifacts of mass culture, photography, artwork, film, mixed media, and performance) to study the relationship between "visuality" and flows of culture throughout Latin and Anglo Americas. This course is equivalent to AMST 0420 and INTL 0420. 3 hr. sem.

HARC0432A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
HARC0432B-S12

CRN: 22002

Race, Space, and Place

Race, Space, and Place: Identity, Difference, and the Built Environment
In this course we will explore modern American architecture, landscapes, and urban spaces through the critical lens of race. We will investigate the hidden and explicit ways in which race has structured the American built environment, and we will discuss how we can use the built environment to understand racial formations, identities, and experiences. Drawing on recent scholarship in urban studies, geography, and race and ethnic studies, we will focus on specific buildings and sites that help us understand the intersections of race, space, and place. 3 hrs. sem.

HARC0432B-S12

Cross-Listed As:
HARC0432A-S12

CRN: 22344

Race, Space, and Place

Race, Space, and Place: Identity, Difference, and the Built Environment
In this course we will explore modern American architecture, landscapes, and urban spaces through the critical lens of race. We will investigate the hidden and explicit ways in which race has structured the American built environment, and we will discuss how we can use the built environment to understand racial formations, identities, and experiences. Drawing on recent scholarship in urban studies, geography, and race and ethnic studies, we will focus on specific buildings and sites that help us understand the intersections of race, space, and place. 3 hrs. sem.

HARC0510A-S12

CRN: 20101

Advanced Studies

Advanced Studies
Supervised independent work in art history. (Approval Required)

HARC0510B-S12

CRN: 20106

Advanced Studies

Advanced Studies
Supervised independent work in art history. (Approval Required)

HARC0510D-S12

CRN: 20475

Advanced Studies

Advanced Studies
Supervised independent work in art history. (Approval Required)

HARC0510F-S12

CRN: 20478

Advanced Studies

Advanced Studies
Supervised independent work in art history. (Approval Required)

HARC0510G-S12

CRN: 20479

Advanced Studies

Advanced Studies
Supervised independent work in art history. (Approval Required)

HARC0510K-S12

CRN: 21278

Advanced Studies

Advanced Studies
Supervised independent work in art history. (Approval Required)

HARC0530A-S12

CRN: 20109

Independent Architect. Design
Indep. Architect Design

Supervised independent work in architectural analysis and design. (Approval Required)

HARC0530B-S12

CRN: 20484

Independent Architect. Design
Indep. Architect Design

Supervised independent work in architectural analysis and design. (Approval Required)

HARC0530C-S12

CRN: 20850

Independent Architect. Design
Indep. Architect Design

Supervised independent work in architectural analysis and design. (Approval Required)

HARC0530D-S12

CRN: 21410

Independent Architect. Design

Supervised independent work in architectural analysis and design. (Approval Required)

HARC0540A-S12

CRN: 21657

Indep. Museum Studies

Supervised Independent Work in Museum Studies
This course is a complement to the Museum Assistants Program consisting of a one-time project on a museum topic undertaken in conjunction with continuing participation in MAP. Students will be advised by the Curator of Education of the Art Museum and by a member of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and will produce a paper or curate a public presentation. (Approval required; HARC 0100 or 0102, an upper level course in the area of the proposed project, one year of previous participation in MAP, a proposal approved during the preceding term. Priority will be given to HARC majors.)

HARC0540B-S12

CRN: 22163

Indep. Museum Studies

Supervised Independent Work in Museum Studies
This course is a complement to the Museum Assistants Program consisting of a one-time project on a museum topic undertaken in conjunction with continuing participation in MAP. Students will be advised by the Curator of Education of the Art Museum and by a member of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and will produce a paper or curate a public presentation. (Approval required; HARC 0100 or 0102, an upper level course in the area of the proposed project, one year of previous participation in MAP, a proposal approved during the preceding term. Priority will be given to HARC majors.)

HARC0711A-S12

CRN: 20485

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0711B-S12

CRN: 20487

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0711C-S12

CRN: 20488

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0711D-S12

CRN: 20489

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0711E-S12

CRN: 20490

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0711F-S12

CRN: 20491

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0711G-S12

CRN: 20492

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0711H-S12

CRN: 20493

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0711I-S12

CRN: 20494

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0711J-S12

CRN: 21010

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0711K-S12

CRN: 21455

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0711L-S12

CRN: 21544

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0711M-S12

CRN: 21543

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0711N-S12

CRN: 21892

Sr Thesis: History of Art

Senior Thesis: History of Art *
This course is a continuation of HARC 0710 which consists of ongoing, supervised independent research with an advisor, plus the organizing, writing, and presenting the thesis, which will be due on a Friday, two weeks before the end of classes. (HARC 0700, HARC 0710)

HARC0732A-S12

CRN: 21505

Senior Architectural Design

Senior Architectural Design
This studio course constitutes the second part of the two-term senior design work in Architectural Studies. Building upon the experience gained with architectural analysis the previous semester, students individually develop their thesis projects in architectural design. Students also engage in intense peer review and work with visiting design critics. This studio course culminates in a project portfolio consisting of written and graphic formats describing all aspects of the completed design, and with a public presentation of the projects. 6 hrs. sem. (HARC 0731)