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History of Art and Architecture

Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
1234 Arts Building
Telephone: (805) 893-2417
Undergraduate e-mail: ug_arthi@arthistory.ucsb.edu
Graduate e-mail: gd-arthist@arthistory.ucsb.edu
Website: www.arthistory.ucsb.edu
Department Chair: Mark Meadow


 

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ARTHI 1. Introduction to Art
(4) PAUL
Enrollment Comments: Not open to Art History majors.
Course designed to develop basic visual skills and introduce students to the wide range of issues, works, and themes with which Art History is engaged.
ARTHI 5A. Introduction to Architecture and Environment
(4) WELTER
Architecture is an act of place-making with which man has intertwined ever closer his world with the natural one. The course discusses basic architectural construction methods, discipline-specific terminology, design strategies, and interpretative concepts. Students must keep a visual, architectural journal.
ARTHI 5AH. Introduction to Architecture and Environment Honors Section
(1) WELTER
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor; Concurrent enrollment in ARTHI 5A
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with ARTHI 5A.
Honors section to explore in greater depth topics and issues covered by ARTHI 5A. Requires concurrent enrollment in ARTHI 5A.
ARTHI 5B. Introduction to Museum Studies
(4) PAUL, SORKIN
Designed to introduce students to various aspects of Museum Studies- historical, theoretical, and practical- by examining a range of issues and topics with which the field is engaged.
ARTHI 6A. Art Survey I: Ancient-Medieval Art
(4) STAFF
History of western art from its origins to the beginnings of the renaissance.
ARTHI 6B. Art Survey II: Renaissance-Baroque Art
(4) STAFF
Renaissance and baroque art in Northern and Southern Europe.
ARTHI 6C. Art Survey III: Modern-Contemporary Art
(4) STAFF
History of western art from the 18th century to the present.
ARTHI 6DL. Survey: Landscape in China
(5) STURMAN
A chronological survey of the evolution of landscape as subject matter in Chinese art and culture, from its origins in concepts of empire and domain, to the absorption of religious and philosophical values, to its later expression in the early modern and modern periods. The course ends with consideration of landscape's fate in contemporary society.
ARTHI 6DS. Survey: History of Art in China
(4) STURMAN
Chronological and thematic overview of the major traditions of Chinese art, Neolithic to modern, including ceramics and bronzes, Buddhist visual culture, paintings, calligraphy, garden design and imperial architecture, with an emphasis on historical context, regional diversity, and intercultural encounters.
ARTHI 6DW. Survey: Art of Japan and Korea
(4) WATTLES
Surveys the arts of Japan and the Korean peninsula from pre-historic to contemporary times. The focus is on the evolving role of the artist within society.
ARTHI 6E. Survey: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Native North America
(4) OGBECHIE
A conceptual, cross-cultural introduction to Amerind, Eskimo, African, and Oceanic arts: artists, sculptures, festivals, body decoration, masking, architecture, and painting will be seen in the context of social and religious values. Films, slides, and museum tours.
ARTHI 6F. Survey: Architecture and Planning
(4) STAFF
A selective and chronological survey of architecture and urban design in social and historical context. Individual buildings and urban plans from the past to the present will be used as examples.
ARTHI 6G. Survey: History of Photography
(4) KELLER
A critical survey of nineteenth and twentieth century photography as an art form.
ARTHI 6H. Survey: Pre-Columbian Art
(4) PETERSON
An introduction to selected art traditions in ancient Mesoamerican and Andean South America. Examination of major monuments of sculpture, architecture, ceramics, and painting for their meaning and function within socio-political, religious, and economic contexts.
ARTHI 6J. Survey: Contemporary Architecture
(4) CHATTOPADHYAY, WHITE
Global survey of architectural production in the twenty-first century. Emphasis on form and technology, as well as economic, sociopolitical context. Explores built form at a variety of scales (buildings, cities, virtual spaces), as well as the concept of a “contemporary."
ARTHI 6K. Survey: Islamic Art and Architecture
(4) KHOURY
A survey of Islamic art and architecture.
ARTHI 6L. Playful Spaces: A Cultural History of Games
(4) WHITE
Recommended Preparation: A survey of global history or art history is recommended.
This course introduces students to the history of games. It is organized chronologically as a global survey. We study games and the social, political, and economic conditions that support them, as well as the interface between the human player and the imagined world of the game. Taking as its premise that games are artifacts of culture, this course focuses on the visual and spatial practice of games in social context.
ARTHI 94S. Student Facilitated Group Studies Project
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: A prior art history course; consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a cumulative 3.0 for the proceeding 2 quarter(s).
Independent art history research conducted under the guidance of Art History faculty. Topic and scope varies, to be specified by student and supervisory faculty member prior to registration.
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ARTHI 103A. Roman Architecture
(4) YEGUL
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6A.
The architecture and urban image of Rome and the Empire from the Republic through the Constantinian era.
ARTHI 103B. Roman Art: From the Republic to the Empire (509B.C. to A.D. 337)
(4) YEGUL
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6A.
Painting, sculpture, and decorative arts of the Romans from the Republic to the Empire, from Romulus to Constantine. Social, economic, and cultural background emphasized.
ARTHI 103C. Greek Architecture
(4) YEGUL
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
The architecture of the Greek world from the archaic period through the Hellenistic age.
ARTHI 103D. Introduction to Classical Archaeology
(4) MOSER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Introduces students to the field of Classical Archaeology through case studies drawn from all over the ancient world, with an emphasis on the Mediterranean. Explores both the practical methods of archaeology as well as the artifacts that are found and how they are preserved, displayed, and who owns them.
ARTHI 103E. Roman Art and Archaeology
(4) MOSER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Provides an introduction to ancient Rome through the lens of material culture —the art, architecture, and objects that surrounded people living in the city of Rome. Focuses primarily on the city of Rome – its buildings and its urban structure. Explores various topics and themes, including impacts of empire, social status, religion, gender, and the urban experience in antiquity.
ARTHI 103F. Greek Art and Archaeology
(4) MOSER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Explores the ancient Greek world through art and archaeology—using art objects, architecture, and everyday artifacts to learn about ancient Greek society. Focuses on the history of Greek art, archaeology, and architecture from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period, and considers such themes as religion, politics, social status, and urban planning.
ARTHI 103G. Ancient Spectacle
(4) MOSER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Explores the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome through the participants in and observers of a variety of spectacles in the ancient world. Examines public spectacles such as bull- leaping, Olympic games, theatrical performances, gladiatorial combats, naval battles, religious rituals, and military triumphs, as well as other more private spectacles such as dinner parties with the gods.
ARTHI 103H. Archaeological Field School
(6) MOSER
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 103D or 103E and 103F
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Summer.
This course is an archaeological field school at the site of Settecamini, Italy. Students will learn excavation techniques, scientific testing, and digital methods of recording.
ARTHI 105C. Medieval Architecture: From Constantine to Charlemagne
(4) ARMI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6A or 6F or 105E or 105G.
A survey of the architecture in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, and England from the early Christian through the Carolingian periods.
ARTHI 105E. The Origins of Romanesque Architecture
(4) ARMI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6F or 105C or 105G.
Eleventh century architecture in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and England.
ARTHI 105G. Late Romanesque and Gothic Architecture
(4) ARMI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6A, 105C, or 105E.
Twelfth and Thirteenth century architecture in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and England.
ARTHI 105L. Art and Society in Late-Medieval Tuscany
(4) WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
The dramatic developments in Central-Italian art from the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries are presented against a historical background: emergent capitalism, the gradual replacement of feudal authority with representative governments, popular religious movements and the first stirrings of humanism.
ARTHI 105M. The Design, Construction, and Structure of Medieval Architecture
(4) ARMI
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
The practical aspects of creating High Medieval Churches.
ARTHI 105O. The Global Middle Ages: Visual and Cultural Encounters in the Medieval Mediterranean
(4) BADAMO
Focusing on the Mediterranean, this course considers visual manifestations of exchange. Its goal is to examine the complexity of religious, political, and visual interactions in the Middle Ages, a period that brought together diverse religious communities, generating both social frictions and new cultural forms. Students will study the dynamic interplay among Christian, Jewish, and Islamic visual cultures as they developed and coalesced through commerce, gift exchange, the reinterpretation of pre-existing forms, and the reuse of objects and spaces.
ARTHI 105P. Introduction to Medieval Art and Architecture
(4) BADAMO
This course explores the soaring cathedrals, monstrous sculptures, and marvelous images that inspired The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Beginning with the fourth-century rise of Christian images and ending with the advent of print, it traces how images developed new roles – and reinvented old ones – over the course of the Middle Ages. Investigating architecture, sculpture, and manuscripts in their historical contexts, it asks why medieval objects look the way the do and how viewers saw them.
ARTHI 105Q. Art and War
(4) BADAMO
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
We often think about art as a bridge between cultures and look to masterpieces like the Sistine Chapel as the height of a nation’s cultural achievements. But during times of war, art can become military targets and destroyed, or used to create enemies. Conversely, art has been employed to resist political establishments, critique violence, and provide therapy for veterans. Drawing examples from different time periods, this course investigates the myriad ways art has been used—and abused—during military conflict.
ARTHI 107A. Painting in the 15th-Century Netherlands
(4) MEADOW
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Netherlandish painting from C1400- C1500 examined in its social, religious,and cultural contexts. Van Eyck, Rogier, Bouts and Memling, among others.
ARTHI 107B. Painting in the 16th-Century Netherlands
(4) MEADOW
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Painting of the low countries from C1500-C1600, placed in its social and cultural contexts. Artists studied include Bosch and Bruegel. continuation from 107A, but may be taken separately.
ARTHI 107C. Renaissance Kunst- and Wunderkammern: the First Museums
(4) MEADOW
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 5B.
In the sixteenth century, wealthy merchants and powerful princes in Europe began assembling vast collections that aspired to contain all possible knowledge of all possible things. From these remarkably diverse collections— called Kunst- and Wunderkammern (German), studioli (Italian), and curiosity cabinets (English)—arose our modern museums of art, science, history and technology, as well as modern research collections in universities. This course explores these fascinating collections, the purposes that they served and the circumstances in which they were created.
ARTHI 107D. Puzzles and Vexations: Games in Early-Modern Art and Culture
(4) MEADOW
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6B or 6L
Explores the fascinating profusion of games in early-modern Europe, ca. 1400-1700, including card games, board games, and visual, mechanical and mathematical puzzles. Topics include the role of fate and chance; the phenomenon of puzzle pictures; illusionism and other eccentric images; and the social and moral implications of games.
ARTHI 108AAZZ. Special Topics in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Northern European Art
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different.
Specialized classes exploring critical issues in European art from the Netherlands, Germany, France, and/or England. Courses may take the form of in-depth studies of particular artists (e.g. Durer) or themes (e.g. iconoclasm).
ARTHI 109A. Italian Renaissance Art: 1400-1500
(4) WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Developments in painting and sculpture, with attention to issues of technique, iconography, patronage, workshop culture and theory.
ARTHI 109B. Italian Renaissance Art: 1500-1600
(4) WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Developments in painting and sculpture with attention to issues of technique, iconography, patronage, workshop culture, and theory,
ARTHI 109C. Art as Technique, Labor, and Idea in Renaissance Italy
(4) WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
An approach to the art of Renaissance Italy that focuses on the superimposition of three complementary and often competitive discursive formations that conditions its practice and historical development.
ARTHI 109D. Art and the Formation of Social Subjects in Early Modern Italy
(4) WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
An approach to the art of Renaissance Italy that focuses on the viewer's experience and the social and cultural conditions framing it.
ARTHI 109E. Michelangelo
(4) WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
The career and achievement of the artist, with particular attention to issues surrounding his treatment of the human body.
ARTHI 109F. Italian Journeys
(4) WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
A historical survey of travel to Italy and its importance as one of the constitutive rituals of western culture, drawing upon literature, the visual arts, and film, and ending with practical advice for those planning to make the trip themselves.
ARTHI 109G. Leonardo Da Vinci: Art, Science, and Technology in Early Modern Italy
(4) WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
The life and work of Leonardo Da Vinci and a consideration of their place in the history of art as well as in the development of early modern science and technology.
ARTHI 111B. Dutch Art in the Age of Rembrandt
(4) ADAMS
Prerequisite: At least one Art History course. Not open to freshman.
Visual culture produced in Northern Netherlands between 1579 and 1648. Classes devoted to individual artists (e.g. Rembrandt, Frans Hals) and genres (e.g. landscapes, portraiture, history painting) in relation to material culture and thought of the period.
ARTHI 111C. Dutch Art in the Age of Vermeer
(4) ADAMS
Prerequisite: At least one Art History course; not open to freshman.
Visual culture produced in Northern Netherlands between 1648 and 1672. Classes devoted to individual artists (e.g. Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer) and genres (e.g. landscapes, portraiture, history painting) in relation to material culture and thought of the period.
ARTHI 111F. Rethinking Rembrandt
(4) ADAMS
Prerequisite: At least one Art History course. Not open to freshmen.
In light of recent reevaluations of Rembrandt's biography and his oeuvre, this course examines questions of authenticity and authorship in light of artistic technique, subject matter, style, and patronage.
ARTHI 112. Special Topics in Northern European Art.
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different.
Specialized classes that examine critical issues in Northern European visual culture of the seventeenth century. Courses may consider individual artists (e.g. Frans Hals, Vermeer) and/or subject genres (e.g. still-life, history painting, portraiture) in relation to the cultural function of Northern European imagery from the time of production until today.
ARTHI 113A. Seventeenth Century Art in Southern Europe
(4) PAUL
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Enrollment Comments: Not open to students who have completed Art History 113B.
Painting and sculpture from Italy and Spain as well as France and Flanders examined in its cultural, political, and religious contexts with particular attention to relationships between regional traditions and international trends. Artists studied include Caravaggio, Bernini, Velazquez, Poussin, and Rubens.
ARTHI 113B. Seventeenth Century Art in Italy I
(4) PAUL
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Enrollment Comments: Not open to students who have completed Art History 113A.
Italian painting, sculpture, architecture, and urbanism from the late sixteenth to late seventeenth centuries examined in its cultural, political, and religious contexts, with emphasis on the relationship between the arts. Focus on the earlier seventeenth century, including the work of Caravaggio, Carracci, and the young Bernini.
ARTHI 113F. Bernini and the Age of the Baroque
(4) PAUL
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Examines the life and work of Gianlorenzo Bernini, best known as a brilliant and innovative sculptor, in their historical context. Also considered is the international influence that Bernini exerted on seventeenth- and eighteeth-century art.
ARTHI 115A. Eighteenth-Century Art: 1685 to 1750
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Art History 158A.
Painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe. Topics will change, but may include art and court culture, the Rococo, the rise of popular art and media.
ARTHI 115B. Eighteenth-Century Art: 1750 to 1810
(4) BERMINGHAM
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe from 1760 to 1810. Topics will change but may include art and the French Revolution and neoclassicism.
ARTHI 115C. Eighteenth-Century British Art and Culture
(4) BERMINGHAM
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Interdisciplinary study of eighteenth century British art and culture. Topics may include: the art market and art public; portraiture and autobiography; images of the family; landscape gardening and poetry; sentimentalism; the royal academy and the ordering of the arts.
ARTHI 115D. Eighteenth-Century Art in Italy: The Age of the Grand Tour
(4) PAUL
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
In the eighteenth-century Grand Tourists flocked to Italy to see the great works of the past, while contemporary art flourished. This course examines the works of artists such as Piranesi and Tiepolo, important building programs, and early public museums.
ARTHI 115E. The Grand Tour: Experiencing Italy in the Eighteenth Century
(4) PAUL
Prerequisite: Not open to Freshmen.
In the eighteenth century Italy was a mecca for European travelers who sought to enjoy its culture, diversions, landscape, and society. This course will examine the multifaceted experiences of these travelers and the ways in which they constitute the beginnings of the phenomenon of modern tourism.
ARTHI 116. Special Topics in Eighteenth Century Art
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in eighteenth century art.
ARTHI 116EE. Theory and Historiography of Art
ARTHI 117B. Nineteenth-Century Art: 1848-1900
(4) MONAHAN, WITTMAN, BERMINGHAM
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe. Topics will change, but may include art in the Industrial Revolution, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism.
ARTHI 117C. Nineteenth-Century British Art and Culture
(4) BERMINGHAM
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen; and, Art History 6A or 6B or 6C.
An interdisciplinary study of British art and culture in the nineteenth century. Topics may include: Romantic landscape painting and poetry; art and the Industrial Revolution; London and Victorian images of the city; images of childhood; Romanticism in Britain; and more.
ARTHI 117F. Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
(4) BERMINGHAM, MONAHAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movement in France from 1863 through the first decade of the twentieth century and the advent of Cubism. Includes the work of Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin, and Seurat.
ARTHI 117G. Picasso
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
A survey of Picasso's life and works, with critical consideration of his contribution to artistic modernism.
ARTHI 118AAZZ. Special Topics in Nineteenth Century Art
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in nineteenth century art.
ARTHI 119B. Contemporary Art
(4) MONAHAN, SORKIN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Study of recent artistic developments, from pop to contemporary movements in painting, sculpture, and photography. Movements studied include minimal art, post-minimalism, process art, conceptual art, earthworks, pluralism, neoexpressionism, and issues of postmodern art and criticism.
ARTHI 119C. Expressionism to New Objectivity: Early Twentieth Century German Art
(4) KELLER
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Survey of modernist art movements in Germany, beginning with the expressionist phase around 1905 and concluding with the Bauhaus and New Objectivity phase up to 1933. Special emphasis on the historical and cultural context of German art, and its interaction with the international art scene.
ARTHI 119D. Art in the Post-Modern World
(4) MONAHAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
An examination of the concepts of "Post-Modernism" in Euro-American visual arts, including painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic arts, and new experimental genres from the 1970's to the present.
ARTHI 119E. Early Twentieth Century European Art, 1900-1945
(4) MONAHAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Introduction to the major movements of European modern art in the first half of the twentieth century. This course critically addresses the formation of avant-garde groups and movements in relation to political and social issues.
ARTHI 119F. Art of the Post-War Period, 1945-1968
(4) MONAHAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 119E.
An examination of major artistic developments in Europe and the United States after the Second World War. Includes such movements as Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, and Pop Art. Explores such artistic practices as performance art, feminist art, and conceptual art.
ARTHI 119G. Critical Approaches to Visual Culture
(4) MONAHAN
Prerequisite: A prior course in art history; not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6C or any upper division modern course.
Critical ways of approaching and understanding a wide range of visual materials and images (paintings, ads, videos, etc.). Analytic approaches to culture and representation are used as a means of developing descriptive and interpretive skills.
ARTHI 120AAZZ. Special Topics in Twentieth-Century Modern Art
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in twentieth-century modern art.
ARTHI 120AA. Special Topics in Twentieth-Century Modern Art
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in twentieth-century modern art.
ARTHI 120BB. Special Topics in Twentieth-Century Modern Art
ARTHI 120CC. Special Topics in Twentieth-Century Modern Art
ARTHI 120CV. Coloring Vision: The Meanings and Markings of Color in Modern Culture
ARTHI 120DD. Special Topics in Twentieth-Century Modern Art
ARTHI 121A. American Art from Revolution to Civil War: 1700-1860
(4) ROBERTSON
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Painting, sculpture, architecture and decorative arts in the original 13 colonies, through the formation of the United States, to the crisis of the Civil War. Particular attention paid to environmental and social issues.
ARTHI 121B. Reconstruction, Renaissance, and Realism in American Art: 1860-1900
(4) ROBERTSON
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Painting and human-made environments from the onset of the Civil War to just before World War II, tracing the role of art in the rise of modern, corporate America.
ARTHI 121C. Twentieth-Century American Art: Modernism and Pluralism, 1900-Present
(4) ROBERTSON
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
American painting in the twentieth-century, from the advent of modernism to yesterday.
ARTHI 121D. African American Art and the African Legacy
(4) OGBECHIE
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Examination of the three centuries of African-American art in North America, the Carribean, and Brazil, stressing the African legacy. Colonial metalwork and pottery, folk or outsider genres, and mainstream nineteenth-and twentieth-century work are among traditions studied.
ARTHI 127A. African Art I
(4) OGBECHIE
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6E.
The relationship of art to life in sub-Saharan Africa. A cross-cultural survey of types, styles, history, and values of arts ranging from personal decoration to the state festival, stressing Ashanti, Ife, Benin, Yoruba, Cameroon.
ARTHI 127B. African Art II
(4) OGBECHIE
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6E or 127A.
An in-depth continuation of Art History 127A in a seminar/discussion format. Selected topics in masking, figural sculpture, etc., and emphasis on African contexts of ritual and social life.
ARTHI 128. Special Topics in African Art
(4) OGBECHIE
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Topics cover art and new media and the changing roles of technology, patrons, collectors, museums and other emergent institutions of patronage in contemporary art.
ARTHI 130A. Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico
(4) PETERSON
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
The art and architecture of selected cultures of Northern Mesoamerica (non-Maya) from circa 1200 B.C. to the Conquest with an emphasis on iconographical and historical problems.
ARTHI 130B. Pre-Columbian Art of the Maya
(4) PETERSON
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Exploration of the art of Maya-speaking cultures in Southern Mesoamerica using archaeological, epigraphic and ethnographic data to help reconstruct Maya religion and civilization.
ARTHI 130C. The Arts of Spain and New Spain
(4) PETERSON
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Beginning with the Islamic Medieval and Renaissance arts of Spain, this course will chart their influence and transformation in the sixteenth and seventeenth century arts of the new world. Special emphasis on the creativeinteraction of the European and indigenous traditions in colonial arts of the Americans.
ARTHI 130D. Pre-Columbian Art of South America
(4) PETERSON
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
The architecture, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and metalwork of the Andean civilizations from 3000 B.C. to 1532 examined within their archeological and cultural contexts.
ARTHI 130E. Art and Its Environments in Brazil
(4) BUONO
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 6H
From the first moment of contact between Amerindians and Europeans in 1500 through the end of the colonial regime in 1822, Brazil’s nature has been variously seen as Amazonian paradise, as a resource-rich Atlantic forest, as “green hell.” Through such media as earthworks, featherwork, body arts, performance, landscape painting, sculpture, and architecture, this course examines the mediation of art and nature in Colonial Brazil. We will consider how this intersection of the cultural and the natural have shaped not only our understanding of Colonial Brazil, but have had a profound impact on eco- and ethno-political debates today.
ARTHI 132A. Mediterranean Cities
(4) KHOURY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
An exploration of the most important Medieval cities of the Mediterranean world, their urban forms, layout, architecture, and physical patterns. Venice, Cairo, and Baghdad will be among the cities discussed.
ARTHI 132D. Islamic Architecture 650-1400
(4) KHOURY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Islamic architecture between 650 and 1400 in its historical content.
ARTHI 132E. Islamic Architecture 1400-Modern
(4) KHOURY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Art History 176B.
Islamic architecture, 1400-modern, in its historical context.
ARTHI 132G. Monuments of Power
(4) KHOURY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Historical documents and contemporary interpretations are used to explore the ways in which messages of dominance and power were embedded into Islamic monuments from the seventh century to modern times. A comparative, cross-cultural approach focusing on the power of architectural monuments in relation to the power to create architectural monuments.
ARTHI 132I. Art of Empire
(4) KHOURY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Studies the visual culture of different empires, alone or in a comparative fashion. For example, Ottoman and Hapsburg; Ottomoman, Safavid, and Mughal; Mughal and British India; or the earlier empire of the Fatimids, Abbasids, and Umayyads of Syria and Spain.
ARTHI 132J. Modern Art of the Arab World
(4) KHOURY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6K.
Explores modern and contemporary art, artists and art movements of the Arab world from nineteenth century to the present.
ARTHI 132K. The Mosque in History
(4) KHOURY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6K.
Major historical and contemporary issues related to mosques as architecture and as social institutions. Working vocabulary of forms and visual knowledge of major monuments. Global context.
ARTHI 133AAZZ. Special Topics in Islamic Art
(4) KHOURY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in Islamic art.
ARTHI 133DD. Special Topics in Islamic Art
ARTHI 133EE. Special Topics in Islamic Art
ARTHI 134A. Buddhist Art
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6DS or 6DW.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as EACS 134A.
A survey of select forms of Indian, Chinese, and Japanese Buddhist art. Emphasis on Buddhist sculpture and Zen painting. Exploration of the correlation of religious values and art, transformation and adaptation of artistic traditions from one culture to another.
ARTHI 134B. Early Chinese Art
(4) STURMAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6DS.
A survey of the art and archaeology of Ancient China, from neolithic times through the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906). Emphasis on the development and transformation of pictorial traditions, leading to early painting theory and practice.
ARTHI 134C. Chinese Painting I
(4) STURMAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6DS.
Chinese painting and theory, from beginnings through the fourteenth century. Introduction to major developments and masters in their cultural context with a focus on meaning and agency.
ARTHI 134D. Art and Modern China
(4) STURMAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6DS.
An exploration of trends and issues in nineteenth and twentieth-century Chinese art, as China awakens and responds to the challenges of modernity and the West. Topics include the continuity of tradition, the exile identity, and trends after Tienanmen (1989).
ARTHI 134E. The Art of the Chinese Landscape
(4) STURMAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6DS.
Chinese approaches to landscape as subject matter in art, with a focus on painting and garden architecture. The course begins with the immortality cult in the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D.221) and ends with contemporary artists of the twentieth century.
ARTHI 134F. The Arts of Japan
(4) WATTLES
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6DW.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Japan 134F.
Native traditions and foreign influences in the development of Japanese architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts.
ARTHI 134G. Japanese Painting
(4) WATTLES
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6DW.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Japan 134G.
The changing and entwined traditions of Japanese painting: those rooted in native concepts and practices and those derived from the Asian continent or Euro-America.
ARTHI 134H. Ukiyo-e: Pictures of the Floating World
(4) WATTLES
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6DW.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Japan 134H.
Japanese paintings and woodblock prints of the sixteenth through twentieth centuries, with emphasis on issues of genre and format.
ARTHI 134I. 20C Japanese Arts and Visual Culture
(4) WATTLES
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6DW.
Exploration of a wide array of Japanese modern and contemporary visual culture in Japan. Emphasis on cultural cross-pollination and global interchange amidst shifting media environments. Topics may vary by year.
ARTHI 134J. Understanding Manga
(4) WATTLES
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6DW.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Japan 134J.
An introduction to the development of Manga (Japanese comics) in relation to other world-wide graphic narrative traditions, with special emphasis on visual analysis and historical context.
ARTHI 134K. Chinese Calligraphy: History and Aesthetics
(4) STURMAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Students need to have been introduced to the Chinese writing system, whether through heritage or language instruction (Chinese or Japanese).
Examines the different scripts in historical context, surveys significant movements and artists, and considers the ideas, theories and aesthetic principles that have enriched the art of writing to elite status in China.
ARTHI 135AA. Special Topics in Japanese Art
(4) WATTLES
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6DW.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided the topics of each offering are different.
Special topics in Japanese Art. Varying topics.
ARTHI 135BB. Special Topics in Chinese Art
(4) STURMAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 6DS.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided topics are different.
Special topics in Chinese art.
ARTHI 136A. Nineteenth-Century Architecture
(4) CHATTOPADHYAY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
The history of architecture and planning beginning with eighteenth-century architectural trends in Europe and concluding with late nineteenth-century efforts to reform the city. Exploration of the culture of nineteenth-century modernity through architecture and urban design centered around the themes of industrialization, colonialism, and the idea of landscape. The scope is global.
ARTHI 136B. Twentieth-Century Architecture
(4) CHATTOPADHYAY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
The history of architecture from 1900 to the present. Examination of modern and post-modern architecture and city planning in its social, political, and artistic context. The scope is global.
ARTHI 136C. Architecture of the United States
(4) WHITE
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Summer.
History of architecture and urban planning: buildings and builders, patrons and occupants, but especially the historical forces and events that transformed the landscape. Course subjects include art, design, technology, economics, politics, and social forces.
ARTHI 136D. Design & the American Architect
(4) WHITE
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Course examines problems faced by the architectural profession today, as well as the role played by architects in the design process and in society at large. It also reviews how the architectural profession has developed in the past two centuries.
ARTHI 136E. Food Space
(4) CHATTOPADHYAY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Introduces the modern history of spaces that have supported the production, supply, and consumption of food since the 19th-c within the global exchange of ideas, commodities, and dissemination of foodways under the aegis of colonialism and capitalism. We look at a range of spaces from the forest and farm to restaurants and residences. Our goal is to understand the role of architecture and planning in supporting the changing connections between different scales of food production and consumption.
ARTHI 136H. Housing American Cultures
(4) CHATTOPADHYAY, WHITE
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
The history of American domestic architecture from the colonial period to the present within a framework of cultural plurality. Examination of the relation between ideas of domesticity, residential design, individual, regional, and ethnic choices.
ARTHI 136I. The City in History
(4) CHATTOPADHYAY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
An historical introduction to the ideas and forms of cities with emphasis on modern urbanism. Examination of social theory to understand the role of industrial capitalism and colonialism in shaping the culture of modern cities, the relationship between the city and the country, the phenomena ofclass, race and ethnic separation.
ARTHI 136J. Landscape of Colonialism
(4) CHATTOPADHYAY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Examination of architecture, urbanism and the land scape of British and French colonialism between 1600 and 1950. Introduction to the different forms of colonialism, colonial ideology and the architecture of colonial encounter in North America, Asia, Africa and Australia.
ARTHI 136K. Modern Architecture in Early Twentieth-Century Europe
(4) WELTER
Prerequisite: Not open to Freshmen
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 5A and/or ARTHI 6F.
History of modern architecture in Europe in the early twentieth century. Focuses on movements (for example, Art Nouveau, Futurism, Expressionism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, and Constructivism) and on individual architects (for example, Le Corbusier, Gropius, Mies van der Rohe.)
ARTHI 136L. From Modernism to Post-Modernism in European Architecture
(4) WELTER
Prerequisite: Not open to Freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 5A and/or ARTHI 6F.
History of European architecture from the mid-twentieth century onwards with emphasis on alternatives to Modernism such as, for example, Post-Modernism, Deconstructivism, Critical Regionalism, Neo-Traditionalism, and Neo-Classicism.
ARTHI 136M. Revival Styles in Southern Californian Architecture
(4) WELTER
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 5A and/or ARTHI 6F
Examines the history of styles in Californian architecture from the eighteenth century to the present. While the focus is on Southern California, such comparative phenomena as National Romanticism in Western Architecure and Critical Regionalism are incorporated.
ARTHI 136O. Sustainable Architecture: History and Aesthetics
(4) WELTER
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 5A or 6F.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ENV S 136O
Course examines history and theory of sustainable and "green" architecture since the early twentieth century. Emphasis is placed on the critical analysis of a distinct "green" architectural aesthetic; the scope is global.
ARTHI 136OH. Sustainable Architecture: History and Aesthetics Honors Section
(1) WELTER
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor; Concurrent enrollment in ARTHI 136O.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with ARTHI 136O.
Honors section to explore in greater depth topics and issues covered by ARTHI 136O. Requires concurrent enrollment in ARTHI 136O.
ARTHI 136P. Frank Lloyd Wright
(4) WELTER
Recommended Preparation: Art History 5A and/or 6F
The career and work of Wright with emphasis on his ideas about architecture in relation to both nature and free, democratic society, his contemporaries, and his importance in the history of modern architecture in the US and beyond.
ARTHI 136Q. Deviant Domesticities
(4) WHITE
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Suburban landscape, single-family detached house and the nuclear family, is both an architectural and a social pattern. Despite its ubiquity in North America, it now poses an acute challenge to ecological and economic sustainability.
ARTHI 136R. Architecture of the Americas
(4) WHITE
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different.
From antiquity to the present North and South America have been home to a dizzying variety of architectural and urban traditions. Emphasis on the movement of ideas and people, as well as economic, social, technological and political influences.
ARTHI 136S. Contemporary Architecture
(4) WHITE, CHATTOPADHYAY
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Presents a critical overview of global architecture since 1990 and focuses on three conditions that have changed architectural practice: the impact of digital media and computer-aided design and construction, globalization and geo- political shifts, and the environmental crisis.
ARTHI 136T. Building California: Architecture and the Creation of California’s Environment
(4) WELTER
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 5A or ARTHI 6F
A focus on the history of designing and building California’s modern, human-made environment. Surveys buildings of the earliest settlers, and the period from the Spanish colonization onward. Focusing on architecture and architectural history (and on cognate design disciplines such as landscape architecture and urban planning) the course discusses design and building activities that shaped California’s built environment, among them, for example, projects for infrastructure, agriculture, industry, cities, civic buildings, housing, leisure, domestic architecture, interiors, and gardens.
ARTHI 136TH. Building California: Architecture and the Creation of California’s Environment Honors Section
(1) WELTER
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor; Concurrent enrollment in ARTHI 136T.
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 5A or ARTHI 6F.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with ARTHI 136T. Requires concurrent enrollment in ARTHI 136T.
Honors section to explore in greater depth topics and issues covered by ARTHI 136T. Requires concurrent enrollment in ARTHI 136T.
ARTHI 136U. Designing a Better Tomorrow: Modern Architecture and Utopia, from the Nineteenth Century to Today
(4) VOLKER M. WELTER
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 5A or 6F
Depictions of Utopia have often shared an interest in conceiving ideal communities inhabiting a perfect, man-made environment. Focusing on visionary architectural designs from the nineteenth century onward, such as Utopian-socialist community projects, garden cities, total-works-of-art, Bauhaus, extraterrestrial habitats, and eco cities, discusses the history of modern architecture as exemplifying mankind's utopian longings. Part of this history are also dystopian failures like uninhabitable social housing estates, unlivable modern cities, and unfulfilled promises of social and ecological justice.
ARTHI 136UH. Designing a Better Tomorrow: Modern Architecture and Utopia, from the Nineteenth Century to Today Honors Section
(1) VOLKER M. WELTER
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ARTHI 136U.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with ARTHI 136U.
Honors section to explore in greater depth topics and issues covered by ARTHI 136U. Requires concurrent enrollment in ARTHI 136U.
ARTHI 136V. Modern Indian Visual Culture
(4) CHATTOPADHYAY, SARKAR
Prerequisite: Film Studies 46 or sophomore standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Film Studies 124V.
Introduction of twentieth-century visual culture in India, including painting, architecture, film, television, and graphic arts. Focuses on the themes of nationalism, modernity, and globalization, and the role of the "popular" in Indian visual culture.
ARTHI 136W. Introduction to 2D/3D Visualizations in Architecture
(4) WHITE
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; open to majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Art Studio 106W.
Develops skills in reading, interpreting, and visualizing 3D objects and spaces by offering exercises in sketching, perspective, orthographic projections, isometric drawings, and manual rendering practices. Relevant for those interested in history of architecture, sculpture, and such spatial practices as installations and public art.
ARTHI 136X. Culture of Architecture: Perception and Analysis of the Built Environment
(4) YEGUL
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Introduces the student to a first-hand experience of the built-environment through perception and analysis of design; understanding historical, theoretical, technical and artistic structures that shape and sustain the culture of architecture.
ARTHI 136Y. Modern Architecture in Southern California, C. 1890s to the Present
(4) WELTER
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 5A and/or 6F.
Critically analyzes the changing definitions of modern architecture in Southern California from the 1890s to the present, focusing on the work of architects like Greene and Greene, R.M. Schindler, and R. Neutra, as well as the Case Study Houses.
ARTHI 137AAZZ. Special Topics in Architecture
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in architecture.
ARTHI 137AA. Special Topics in Architecture
ARTHI 137GA. Architecture and Theory in Germany and Austria (1770-1870)
ARTHI 138G. The Social Production of Art: Patrons, Dealers, Critics, Museums
(4) KELLER
Prerequisite: Two prior upper-division art history courses.
In contrast to the usual focus on the artist's creative activity, this course explores the crucial contributions made to the production of art by agencies such as markets, museums, exhibitions, reproductions, criticism, patronship, advertisement, etc.
ARTHI 139AAZZ. Special Topics in Photographic History
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different.
Specialized classes exploring questions of methodology, as well as significant themes and major figures in the history of photography. Emphasis on intensive investigation of research issues as opposed to extensive period coverage.
ARTHI 139A. Special Topics in Photographic History
ARTHI 141A. Museum Practices and Techniques
(4) ROBERTSON
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to student who have completed Art History 164C.
Discussion of various aspects of museum work: management principles, the cataloging and care of art objects, exhibitions and acquisitions, administrative procedures, museum architecture. Specialist lectures and visits of museums and their facilities.
ARTHI 141B. Internship
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen; consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 grade-point average. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units (in ARTHI 141B, 141C, and 141E), but only 4 units count toward the major.
Under supervision of art history faculty, students may obtain credit for work in a museum, gallery, or art related business. Three hours per week per unit (total 30 hours/unit) internship, plus regular meetings and final evaluation session. Written report required.
ARTHI 141C. Visual Technologies Internship
(1-4) SPAFFORD
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 GPA. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units (in ARTHI 141B, 141C and 141E), but no units count toward the major.
An internship in the Visual Resource Collection to develop skills in the visual technologies relevant to art history teaching and research. Three hours per week per unit (total 30 hours/unit), plus weekly meetings and final evaluation session. Written report required.
ARTHI 141D. Birth of the Modern Museum
(4) PAUL
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Course examines the emergence and development of museums of art in eighteenth-century Europe, tracing their origins to the private collections from which they evolved and studying the practices, such as tourism, that stimulated their growth.
ARTHI 141E. University Art Museum Internship
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen; consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a cumulative 3.0 for the proceeding 3 quarter(s). Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. Students must have a 3.0 grade-point average. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units (in arthi 141B,141C, or 141E), but only 4 units count toward the major.
Under supervision of art history faculty, students may obtain credit for work in the University Art Museum, three hours per week per unit (total 30 hours/unit) internship, plus weekly meetings and final evaluation session. Written report required.
ARTHI 141F. Architecture and Design Collection Internship
(1-4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units (in Art History 141B, 141C, 141E and 141F), but only units with letter grade count toward the major.
Under supervision of Art History faculty, student may obtain credit for work in the Architecture and Design Collection, three hours per week per unit (total 30 hours/unit), plus meetings and final evaluation session, written report required.
ARTHI 141G. The Architecture of Museums and Galleries from c. 1800 to the Present
(4) WELTER
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 5A, ARTHI 6F, ARTHI 115E, and/or ARTHI 141D.
Discusses the history of museums and galleries as distinct modern building types by analyzing their architectural developments from approximately 1800 to the present. Beside architectural design issues (sequence of galleries, display of exhibits, lighting, visitor routes, etc.), the course analyzes museums as sites of memory, their intersections with the modern city, and their roles in cultural and societal debates. Geographically, the course focuses on both the museum’s origin in Europe and its contemporary universal presence.
ARTHI 141GH. The Architecture of Museums and Galleries from c. 1800 to the Present Honors Section
(1) WELTER
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ARTHI 141G.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with ARTHI 141G
Honors section to explore in greater depth topics and issues covered by ARTHI 141G. Requires concurrent enrollment in ARTHI 141G.
ARTHI 141H. Curating Contemporary Art
(4) SORKIN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Examines the history and practices of curating exhibitions and other forms of contemporary curatorial practice; expands the field by including diverse practices as educational programming, large-scale collaborations, and the commissioning of art works. Considers both institutional and independent programming, with the focus from the 1960s to the present. How do curatorial projects produce meaning? How do they conceive, shape and create communicative spaces? What kind of authorship do they imply?
ARTHI 141MH. Museums and History
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: ARTHI 5B
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Examines the 20th century museum’s engagement with history. Explores curatorial strategies for telling stories about the past through historical objects, written narratives, photography, performance, architecture, and art.
ARTHI 142A. Architecture and Planning in Seventeenth-Century Europe
(4) WITTMAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshman.
How did major changes in politics, science, and religion (absolutism, Scientific Revolution, Counter Reformation) manifest themselves in contemporary architecture and town planning? Architects include Bernini, Borromini, Wren, Mansart. Focus on Rome, Turin, Paris, and London.
ARTHI 142B. Architecture and Planning in Rome: Napoleon to Mussolini
(4) WITTMAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Repeat Comments: Substantial overlap between ARTHI 142B and ARTHI 142C.
Transformation of Rome from a pre-modern to a modern city. Napoleonic occupations of 1798-1814; papal initiatives from 1815-70; Rome transformed into the new national capital 1870- 1922; Mussolini's massive public works in the 1920s and 30s.
ARTHI 142C. Paris and Rome in the Nineteenth Century
(4) WITTMAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Repeat Comments: Substantial overlap between ARTHI 142B and ARTHI 142C
Comparative history of how two great cities were transformed from pre-modern to modern; focus on architecture and design as well as politics, economics, and culture; emergence of new ideas about the very concept of "the city."
ARTHI 142D. Gardens, Land, and Landscape in the West: Renaissance to 1900
(4) WITTMAN
Prerequisite: not open to freshmen
Changing nature of garden and landscape design from the Renaissance to NYC's Central Park, studied as a function of the changing functions and status of land during the long passage from feudalism to industrial capitalism.
ARTHI 142E. Architecture, Planning, and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Paris
(4) WITTMAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Paris (and Versailles) from the Sun King to the Revolution, rococo, neoclassicism, origins of urbanism; extensive use of primary texts in translation to study architectural debates in the press and their connection to contemporary political battles.
ARTHI 142F. Architecture, Theory & Town Planning in 19th Century France
(4) WITTMAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Art History 5A and/or 6F
The French Revolution inspired a total rethinking: one that aspired to construct a new world and make new sense of the past. This rethinking encompassed politics, religion, history, science, technology, economics, government, philosophy - all of which are aspects of architecture, architectural theory, and town planning. This course will approach the history of 19th-century French architectural thought and practice as a lens through which to discern the broader ways in which the world changed in the wake of 1789.
ARTHI 143E. Adaptive Reuse and Art
(4) STAFF
Most public places, buildings, galleries, and museums are transformed to varying degrees over the course of their history. This lecture explores how contemporary architects and artists rethought and repurposed historic structures.
ARTHI 143F. Architectural Criticism and Exhibitions: Exploring the Holdings of the Architecture & Design Collections
(4) STAFF
Designed to give an introduction to archival research and highlight the differences between the physical and the virtual. The museum holdings will accompany us on the quest of understanding the difference between the material qualities of the architect’s work and their impact on culture at large.
ARTHI 144A. The Avantgarde in Russia
(4) SPIEKER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Slavic 130A. Not open for credit to students who have completed Russian 144A or Slavic 144A.
The Russian avantgarde in its European context. The avantgarde and the revolution of 1917. Analysis of key figures and movements within the Russian avantgarde. Taught in English.
ARTHI 144C. Contemporary Art in Russia and Eastern Europe
(4) SPIEKER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Slavic 130C. Not open for credit to students who have completed Russian 144C or Slavic 144C.
Study of central intellectual and aesthetic trends in the late Soviet period and in contemporary post-Soviet Russia and Eastern Europe. Analysis of literary texts and the visual arts. Taught in English.
ARTHI 144D. Russian Art
(4) SPIEKER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same courseas Slavic 130D. Not open for credit to students who have completed Russian 118 or Slavic 118.
Introduction to Russian art and aesthetic theory from the beginning to the present. Readings and lectures in English.
ARTHI 148A. Contemporary Art History: 1960-2000
(4) SORKIN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Study of recent artistic developments from 1960 until 2000. Movements studied include minimalism, conceptual art, earthworks, feminist art, AIDS activism, identity politics, the use of new media and technology (video, digital media) in contemporary art, along with issues related to sexuality and difference.
ARTHI 148B. Global Art After 1980
(4) SORKIN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Broad introduction to the visual art and ideas of contemporary art history and its practice. Interdisciplinary and intermedia practices will be emphasized. Topics include identity politics, multiculturalism, biennial culture, fabrication and scale, audience, and issues of reception and display.
ARTHI 148C. Art in California
(4) SORKIN
Recommended Preparation: A prior course in Art History
As a state, California is the site of tremendous diversity in the visual arts but has consistently suffered from stereotypes that framed it as a regional backwater far from New York and Europe. This lecture-based course addresses the character and role of the post-war art and its developments in and beyond the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Movements studied include Mexican Muralism, the rise of modern photography, Asian American culture, assemblage and sculpture, the Black Arts movement, feminism, as well as pioneering developments in installation, video and performance art.
ARTHI 185AAZZ. Special topics in Art History
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in the history of art and architecture.
ARTHI 185AA. Special topics in Art History - Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, Ideologies
ARTHI 185AE. Art and Its Environments in Brazil
ARTHI 185BB. Special Topics in Art History
ARTHI 185SA. Sacred Art in the Age of Contact
ARTHI 185TC. Special topics in Art History
ARTHI 186A. Seminar in Research Methods
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
A focus on methodological approaches and tools. Topics will vary. Requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186B. Seminar in Ancient Greek & Roman Art/Architecture
(4) YEGUL
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in Ancient Greek and Roman archaeology and architecture. Emphasis on classical heritage of Asia Minor (Turkey). Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186D. Seminar in Medieval Architecture & Sculpture
(4) ARMI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in Medieval architecture and sculpture. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186E. Seminar in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Northern European Art
(4) MEADOW
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in fifteenth and sixteenth century Northern European art. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186F. Seminar in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Southern Renaissance
(4) WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in fifteenth and sixteenth century Southern Renaissance art. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion,and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186G. Seminar in Seventeenth Century Northern European Art
(4) ADAMS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in seventeenth century Northern European visual culture. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186H. Seminar in Seventeenth Century Southern European Art
(4) PAUL
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in seventeenth century art. Topics will vary. Requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186I. Seminar in Eighteenth Century Art
(4) BERMINGHAM
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in eighteenth century art. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186J. Seminar in Nineteenth Century Modern Art
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in nineteenth century modern art. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186JS. Seminar in Contemporary Art
(4) SORKIN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in contemporary art. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186K. Seminar in Twentieth Century Modern Art & Visual Culture
(4) MONAHAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in twentieth century modern art. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186L. Seminar in Art of the Americas
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in the art of the Americas. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186N. Seminar in African Art
(4) OGBECHIE
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in African art. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186O. Seminar in Latin American Art
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in Latin American Art. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186P. Seminar in Pre-Columbian/Colonial Art: The Art of the Empire
(4) PETERSON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in pre-Columbian/colonial art. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186Q. Seminar in Islamic Art and Architecture
(4) KHOURY
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in Islamic art and architecture. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186R. Seminar in Asian Art
(4) STURMAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in Asian art. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186RS. Seminar in Chinese Art
(4) STURMAN
Enrollment Comments: Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in Chinese art. Topics vary. Requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186RW. Seminar in Japanese Art
(4) WATTLES
Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Japan 186RW.
Studies in Japanese art. Topics will vary, but emphasis is usually on the various relationships to global movements. Requires weekly readings, discussion, frequent presentations, and the writing of a well-developed research paper.
ARTHI 186SJ. Seminar in American Architectural History
(4) WHITE
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in American architectural history. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186SR. Seminar in Architectural History
(4) WITTMAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in architectural history. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186SS. Seminar in Architectural History & Urbanism
(4) CHATTOPADHYAY
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in architectural history and urbanism. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186SV. Seminar in Modern Architecture
(4) WELTER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in modern architecture. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186T. Seminar in Photographic History
(4) KELLER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with different topic. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in photographic history. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186V. Seminar: Theory, Method & Historiography
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in art theory. Topics will vary. This course requires weekly readings and discussion, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 186Y. Seminar in Architecture and Environment
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Advanced studies in architecture and environment. Topics vary including active archival research. The course requires weekly readings and discussions, and the writing of a research seminar paper.
ARTHI 187H. Museums in Transition: From the Early Modern to the Modern Period
(4) PAUL
Examines a range of issues—art historical, cultural, political, practical, and theoretical—that conditioned the development of museums and collections, primarily in Europe, from the Renaissance to the present day. Topics and format will vary.
ARTHI 187W. Coming Home: The House Museum as Cultural Encounter
(4) WHITE
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
This seminar studies the political and cultural history of the house museum in the United States, from its antebellum beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present. Explores a variety of issues related to the house museum, including curatorial and design choices, visitor experiences, and the House Museum Movement.
ARTHI 187Z. Museum Studies Seminar
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; art history majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Open only to Art History majors during Pass 1.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units.
Examines a range of historical, theoretical, and practical issues with which the field of Museum Studies is engaged. Topics and format will vary.
ARTHI 194S. Student Facilitated Group Studies Project
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; consent of instructor and department.
Recommended Preparation: Two upper-division art history courses.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a cumulative 3.0 for the proceeding 3 quarter(s).
Independent Art History research conducted under the guidance of Art History faculty. Topic and scope varies, to be specified by student and supervisory faculty member prior to registration.
ARTHI 198. Independent Readings in Art History
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 GPA and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 12 unit total. Students are limited to 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Intended for students who know their own reading needs. Normally requires regular meetings with the instructor.
ARTHI 199. Independent Studies
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; two upper-division courses in art history; consentof instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average for the preceding three quarters and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total inall 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Advanced individual problems. Each unit requires 30 hours per quarter of work from the student.
ARTHI 199RA. Undergraduate Research Assistant
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; two upper-division courses in art history; consentof instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Undergraduate research assistant. Each unit requires 30 hours per quarter of work from the student.
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ARTHI 200A. Proseminar: Introduction to Art-Historical Methods
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Art History majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Required of all first-year M.A./Ph.D. students.
Introduction to art-historical methods, with emphasis on the historical development of current practices, critical theory, debates within the field, and cross-disciplinary dialogues.
ARTHI 200B. Proseminar: Introduction to Art-Historical Methods
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; Art History majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Required of all first-year M.A./Ph.D. students.
Introduction to art-historical methods, with emphasis on the historical development of current practices, critical theory, debates within the field, and cross-disciplinary dialogues.
ARTHI 251A. Seminar: Topics in African & African-American Art
(4) OGBECHIE
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Special research in African & African-American art.
ARTHI 251B. Seminar: Topics in African Arts in Context
(4) OGBECHIE
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Special research on African art.
ARTHI 252B. Seminar: Topics in Roman Architecture and Urbanism
(4) YEGUL
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or senior art history majors with consent of instructor.
Special research in Roman and late antique architecture.
ARTHI 253D. Seminar: Topics in Medieval Architecture & Sculpture
(4) ARMI
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Special research in Romanesque and/or Gothic architecture and sculpture.
ARTHI 254. Seminar: Topics in Pre-Columbian/Colonial Latin American Art
(4) PETERSON
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Special research in pre-Columbian and colonial Latin American art topics.
ARTHI 255D. Seminar: Topics in 15th & 16th C. Art in Northern Europe
(4) MEADOW
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Special research in northern Renaissance figurative arts of the fifteenth and/or sixteenth centuries.
ARTHI 255G. Seminar: Studies in the History and Theory of Museums
(4) MEADOW
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.