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BA History of Art / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Art History and Cultural Practices|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
Knowledge and understanding
- Demonstrate a general knowledge of the institutions that have mediated artworks in the West from the early modern period to the present day.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of how institutions participate in the production of the meaning and value of artworks.
- Demonstrate an understanding of art spaces though engagement with relevant case studies.
- Critically consider the relation between artworks and their places of production, distribution and reception.
- Relate artistic developments of the period to broader patterns of historical and cultural change.
- Summarise what is distinctive about historical and critical materials.
- Think independently and imaginatively by reflecting on the nature of art history as a discipline.
- Present research engagingly and coherently
- Work collaboratively with peers and participate fully in class discussions
- Seek and accept feedback from other students and the course tutor, and use this feedback to reflect on and improve one’s performance
- Recall and rework information and arguments in coursework
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Work alone or collaboratively
- Meet deadlines and take responsibility for one’s own work
- Express ideas clearly in written and spoken form
- Use IT resources for research and communication
|Critical Report Plan||0%|
- Written feedback on critical report plan, critical report, and essay
- Additional one-to-one feedback (during consultation hour or by making an appointment)
- Altshuler, Bruce (ed.), Salon to Biennial, London, 2008
- Bennett, Tony, The Birth of the Museum, London, 1995
- Berger, John, Ways of Seeing, Harmondsworth, 1972.
- Duncan, Carol, Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums, London and New York, 1995
- Goldstein, Carl, Teaching Art: Academies and Schools form Vasari to Albers, Cambridge, 1996
- Mitchell, W. J. T. (ed.), Art and the Public Sphere, Chicago, 1990
- Pevsner, Nikolaus, Academies of Art, Oxford, 1940
- Preziosi, Donald, and Claire Farago (eds), Grasping the World: the idea of the museum, Aldershot, 2004
- Siegel, Jonah, Desire and Excess, Princeton, 2000
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|Charles Miller||Unit coordinator|