Schedule of Classes and Reading Assignments
9/5. Art as history and the history of art.
Read: MacGregor, Introduction and Mark Miller Graham, “The Future of Art History and the Undoing of the Survey,” Art Journal, Vol. 54, No. 3, Rethinking the Introductory Art History Survey (Autumn, 1995), pp. 30-34
Week 2. Ancient Near East – Art Historiography and Art
9/10. Read: Bahrani, Introduction, chapters 1 and 2 and MacGregor, Chapter 3
9/12. Read: Bahrani, Chapter 3
Week 3. Ancient Near East continued – Finish Bahrani this week
9/17. Read: Bahrani, Chapters 4-5
9/19. Read: Bahrani, Chapters 6-8
Week 4. Egypt and Greece – Architectural Context
9/24. Read: Barry J. Kemp, “The City of El-Amarna as a Source for the Study of Urban Society in Ancient Egypt,” World Archaeology, Vol. 9, No. 2, Architecture and Archaeology (Oct., 1977), pp. 123-139 and Lanny Bell, "Luxor Temple and the Cult of the Royal Ka," Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 44, No. 4, (Oct. 1985), pp. 252-294 - Please read only pp. 252-260 to get a general idea of how the temple was used.
9/26. Students bring in images for discussion
Week 5. Egypt and Greece
10/1. Read: MacGregor, Chapters 4-6
10/3. Students bring in images for discussion
Week 6. Greece and India
10/8. MacGregor, Chapters 7-9
10/10. Mid-Term Exam
Week 7. Rome and Byzantium
10/15. Read: Mark Wilson Jones, “Genesis and Mimesis: The Design of the Arch of Constantine in Rome,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 59, No. 1 (Mar 2000), pp. 50-77
10/17. Students bring in two images on themes of war, government/leadership
Week 8. No class this week - Study for 3/4 term exam - review readings
10/22 Hendricks No Class
Week 9. India continued
10/29. Review MacGregor Ghandara Buddha and coin Chandragupta and Williams, "A recut Asokan capital and the Gupta attitude toward the past"
11/1. Choose four themes students bring in two works (either objects or buildings) that link to at least two works we have looked at. Prepare a written comparison and send me images for prezi before 9 am.
Week 10. Islam architectural context
11/5. Martin Frishman, “Islam and the Form of the Mosque,” The Mosque History, Architectural Development and Regional Diversity,
11/7. Choose four themes students bring in two works (either objects or buildings) that link to at least two works we have looked at.
Week 11. Islam
11/12. MacGregor, Part 10
11/14. Choose four themes students bring in two works (either objects or buildings) that link to at least two works we have looked at.
Week 12. Early Christian to Early Medieval Church Architecture
11/19. Joan E. Barclay Lloyd, “The Building History of the Medieval Church of S. Clemente in Rome,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 45, No. 3 (Sep., 1986), pp. 197-223
11/21. ¾ Term Exam
Week 13. Culture at Court
11/26. No Class
11/28. No Class – Thanksgiving break
Week 14. Religion and Power
12/3 MacGregor, Parts 13 and 14
12/5. Choose four themes students bring in two works (either objects or buildings) that link to at least two works we have looked at.
Week 15. Final Week
12/10. Last Day, prepare for Final Exam