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A216 Art and its Histories

Note this course runs for the last time in October 2011. It will be replaced by Exploring art and visual culture (A226) in October 2012.

This introduction to art history will interest students who are new to the discipline and those who have already studied in this area. The course is structured round six books that cover the period from the Renaissance to the present day. They explore the changing intellectual traditions, institutions, social practices and issues of taste governing artistic values and draw on the different approaches that have characterized recent art history. The titles of the six books are Academies, Museums and the canons of art; The changing status of the artist; Gender and art; The challenge of the avant-garde; Views of difference: different views of art; Contemporary cultures of display.

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Note this course runs for the last time in October 2011. It will be replaced by Exploring art and visual culture (A226) in October 2012.

 

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