From the Sublime To The Sustainable: Art, Architecture and Nature (3 cr.)

Course Details

Course Level: 
Graduate Course
Course Number: 
HART 568
Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Day(s): 
Tue
Time: 
5:30-8:30pm
Instructor: 
Course Description: 

This seminar considers theories and narratives of nature in the crafting of modern and contemporary art and architecture in the Americas. Artists and architects will include Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Rogelio Salmona (Colombia); Ana Mendieta, Ricardo Porro (Cuba); Ana Maria Tavaraes, Lina Bo Bardi (Brazil); Mark Dion and Buckminster Fuller (USA). For each lecture, Graduate Students will be assigned additional readings. They will write an annotated bibliography of all these readings to be turned in at the end of the semester. We will meet for an additional every two or three weeks to discuss interpretive and methodological problems and ideas associated with the readings. Graduate Students will be expected to complete all the requirements of the class in addition to writing a substantial research paper due at the end of the semester. Cross-listed with HART 302(13888).