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HARC0130A-W13

CRN: 10139

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.

HARC0301A-W13

CRN: 11322

Objects and Analysis

Objects and Analysis
In this 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.

HARC0510A-W13

CRN: 10148

Advanced Studies

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

HARC0510B-W13

CRN: 10765

Advanced Studies

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

HARC0510D-W13

CRN: 10767

Advanced Studies

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

HARC0510E-W13

CRN: 10768

Advanced Studies

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

HARC0510F-W13

CRN: 10769

Advanced Studies

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

HARC0510G-W13

CRN: 10770

Advanced Studies

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

HARC0510H-W13

CRN: 10771

Advanced Studies

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

HARC0510J-W13

CRN: 10773

Advanced Studies

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

HARC0510K-W13

CRN: 11028

Advanced Studies

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

HARC0510L-W13

CRN: 11091

Advanced Studies

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

HARC0510M-W13

CRN: 11092

Advanced Studies

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

HARC0530A-W13

CRN: 10332

Independent Architect. Design

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

HARC0710A-W13

CRN: 10114

Senior Independent Study
Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis, Supervised Research
This course is a continuation of HARC 0700 which provides a framework for intensive research for the senior thesis in the history of art. We will work as a small community of scholars on the research process, meeting regularly to discuss the refinement of topics, methodologies of research, and thesis construction, as well as the actual process of writing and editing. During the third week of the course, we will observe art history in action by traveling to a major center for art and architecture, to visit museums, auction houses, galleries, and other institutions that gainfully employ art historians. The culmination of the course will be a thesis symposium at the end of winter term, when students present the fruits of their research to the faculty and the larger community. (HARC 0700; Approval Required)

HARC0731A-W13

CRN: 11072

Architect Design Research

Senior Architectural Design Research
This studio course constitutes the first part of the two-term senior design project in Architectural Studies. It is devoted to the study, acquisition, and development of tools of architectural design analysis and research. These tools are then applied to generate a thorough understanding of a variety of contexts, including the natural and cultural environments. The course culminates in the formulation of individual building programs and initial concept developments of the senior architectural design projects, presented in both written and graphic formats. The course includes a field trip to a major center for art and architecture, to experience the professional world of architecture in action. (Approval Required)

HARC1010A-W13

CRN: 11344

Museum Studies: Exhibit Design

Museum Studies: Exhibit Design
In this course we will explore the many aspects of the exhibit design process in a museum setting–from object care and interpretation through space analysis, display furniture design, graphics, and lighting. Utilizing slides, readings, and discussions, the class will explore the history of exhibit design from Victorian curiosity rooms to current trends in interactive exhibits and designing for the disabled. Through hands-on exercises, model making, and electronic CAD and graphics programs, students will experiment with exhibit lighting, gallery layouts, and graphic design.

HARC1014A-W13

CRN: 11394

Bauhaus Vorkurs

'Experiencing the Bauhaus Vorkurs*
The Bauhaus, in the words of its originator, was an ‘idea’. This idea—a state run experiment in arts education during the Weimar Republic—remains one of the most powerful underlying generators for modern design from buildings to furniture available at IKEA. Fundamental design principles were introduced through an intensive course, the Vorkurs, taught by luminaries Itten, Kandinsky and Albers. In this course we will experience a condensed Vorkurs. Content will include historical background for design principles which will be explored through hands-on design workshops. No prior artistic proclivities needed, just a desire to experience expressing one’s inner self through form.

HARC1015A-W13

CRN: 11395

Early Modern European Art

“Beyond Europe” in Early Modern European Art*
An elephant from India for the pope, turbaned Muslim merchants in Venice, a samurai ambassador to European courts, and appalling cannibalism in the New World—the visual arts of Europe from the fifteenth to seventeenth century reflected Europeans’ increasing encroachment on, and interaction with, the world beyond. By considering works by artists such as Bellini, Dürer, Raphael, Bernini, and Rubens, we will examine how Europeans depicted peoples and animals from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas in the early modern period. We will also examine the artistic exchanges between Europe and beyond as consequences of trade and missionary activities.