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    Vassar College
  Dec 10, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ART 106 - Introduction to the History of Art and Architecture

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)

ART 106 continues exploration of an accelerating global exchange of images and ideas from Michelangelo in the High Renaissance to contemporary architecture and video. Between then and now, we consider the emergence of the public art museum along with industrializing cultures and mass media in the nineteenth century. As we trace the rise of modernity and the increasing authority assumed by artists and architects, we examine new forms of public space, both urban and natural, and the impact of alternative creative and political practices. In considering American developments, Art 106 provides a focus for analyzing the ongoing dynamic between indigenous and newly arriving cultural forms: Native American, African American, Latino, Asian and European. Such diversity has created a richly layered foundation for today’s efforts to interpret, display and safeguard the world’s irreplaceable cultural heritage, old and new. Electing both semesters of ART 105 ,106 in chronological sequence is strongly recommended, but each may now be taken individually or in the order that fits a student’s schedule.

NRO available for juniors and seniors.

Open to all classes. Enrollment limited by class.

Three 50-minute periods and one 50-minute conference period.

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