Friday, January 29, 2016

Syllabus: Introductory Art Theory for Baltimore Area Students


Week 1: Freeland, Cynthia A. "Blood and Beauty." But Is It Art?: An Introduction to Art Theory. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001. 1-29. Print.
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Rabinow, Rebecca A. "The Beach at √Čtretat." Matisse: In Search of True Painting. By Dorthe Aagesen and Henri Matisse. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. 117-23. Print.

Week 2: Livingstone, Margaret. "From 3-D to 2-D: Shading and Chiaroscuro." Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2002. 108-37. Print.
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Park, Malcolm. "Brunelleschi's Discovery of Perspective's "Rule." Leonardo 46, no. 3 (June 2013): 259-265.

Week 3: Ehrenzweig, Anton. "The Child's Vision of the World." The Hidden Order of Art; a Study in the Psychology of Artistic Imagination. Berkeley: U of California, 1967. 3-20. Print.
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Foster, Hal, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh. "1903." Art since 1900. London: Thames & Hudson, 2004. 64-69. Print

Week 4: Neidich, Warren. "Cinematic Memory and the "Cyborg-ization" of Neural Networks." Blow Up: Photography, Cinema, and the Brain. New York: D.A.P./Distributed Art, 2003. 93-99. Print.
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Iversen, Margaret. "What Is a Photograph?" Beyond Pleasure: Freud, Lacan, Barthes. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State UP, 2007. 113-29. Print.
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Berger, John. "Chapter 1." Ways of Seeing. London: British Broadcasting, 1973. 7-34. Print.

Week 5: Krauss, Rosalind. "Sculpture in the Expanded Field." The Anti-aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture. By Hal Foster. New York: New, 1998. 35-48. Print.

Week 6: Baltrušaitis, Jurgis. "Holbein's 'The Ambassadors'" Anamorphic Art. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1977. 91-114. Print.
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Nochlin, Linda. "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" Women, Art, and Power: And Other Essays. New York: Harper & Row, 1988. 145-76. Print.
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Said, Edward W. "Redrawn Frontiers, Redefined Issues, Secularized Religion." Orientalism. New York: Vintage, 1979. 113-23. Print.

Week 7: Beuys, Joseph, Volker Harlan, Matthew Barton, and Shelley Sacks. "Conversation with Joseph Beuys." What Is Art?: Conversation with Joseph Beuys. London: Clairview, 2004. 21-44. Print.
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Glenn, Sharlee Mullins. "Sofonisba Anguissola: History's Forgotten Prodigy." Women's Studies 18, no. 2/3 (November 1990): 295.
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Graham-Dixon, Alexander. “Painters, Swordsmen, and Whores.” Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2011. 162-178

Week 8: hooks, bell. "The Poetics of Soul: Art for Everyone." Art on My Mind: Visual Politics. New York: New, 1995. 10-21. Print.

Week 9: Burkus-Chasson, Anne. "'Clouds and mists that emanate and sink away': Shitao's 'Waterfall on Mount Lu' and practices of observation in the seventeenth century." Art History no. 2 (1996): 168.
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Roberts, Jennifer L. "The Taste of Time: Salt and Spiral Jetty." Robert Smithson. By Robert Smithson, Eugenie Tsai, Cornelia H. Butler, Thomas E. Crow, Alexander Alberro, and Moira Roth. Berkeley: U of California, 2004. 99-103. Print.

Week 10: Bryson, Norman. “Rhopology.” Looking at the overlooked: four essays on still life painting. Cambridge, Massachussetts: Harvard University Press, 1990. 63-77
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de Hontheim, Astrid. 2010. "Imagination behind Shape: The Invisible Content of Asmat Artefacts." Anthropological Forum 20, no. 3: 235-249.

Week 11: Hickey, Dave. "The Birth of the Big, Beautiful Art Market." Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy. Los Angeles: Art Issues., 1997. 61-72. Print.

Week 12: Berlin, Ira. "Mining the Museum and the Rethinking of Maryland's History." Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. By Lisa G. Corrin. Baltimore: New/The Contemporary, 1994. 35-46. Print.
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Simon, Robert B.. “The Identity of Sofonisba Anguissola's ‘Young Man’”. The Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 44 (1986): 117–122. Web...

Week 13: Senie, Harriet. "Public Opinion." The Tilted Arc Controversy: Dangerous Precedent? Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota, 2002. 37-54. Print.

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