Theories of Art History and Culture - SAHT1212

Faculty: Faculty of Art & Design

School: School of Art & Design

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Campus: Paddington

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

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Introduces art history and cultural analysis as forms of narrative, which aim to explain and integrate cultural objects into historical or other order. Draws upon and critically assesses the key methodologies (such as connoisseurship, periodisation, formalism, iconography, historicism and historical materialism, social history, psychoanalysis, semiotics, high culture/popular culture, ethnocentrism, and feminism). These methodologies will be examined by reference to such historians as Wolfflin, Panofsky, Gombrich, Baxandall, Fry, Antal, Clark, and Pollock.
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