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ARTHIST 1: Introduction to the Visual Arts

Multicultural rather than historical approach. WIM
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ARTHIST 2: Asian Art and Culture (JAPANGEN 60)

The religious and philosophical ideas and social attitudes of India, China, and Japan and how they are expressed in architecture, painting, woodblock prints, sculpture, and in such forms as garden design and urban planning.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ARTHIST 3: Introduction to the History of Architecture

From antiquity to the 20th century, mostly Western with some non-Western topics. Buildings and general principles relevant to the study of architecture.
Terms: alternate years, given next year | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ARTHIST 6: Art in Action: Ten Works, Ten Perspectives

The course is taught jointly by distinguished faculty in the Department of Art & Art History, each of whom presents lectures on a favored object of study, ranging from ancient Greek pottery to modern art and avant-garde cinema, including for example the 12th century Phoenix Hall complex at Uji, Japan; and the groundbreaking Raft of the Medusa by 19th century French painter Theodore Gericault. Professors of documentary filmmaking focus their presentations on issues central to their own creative work. Students thus encounter a wide range of expertise and are invited to explore major issues that structure the interpretation of great works of art and visual culture from diverse periods and different geographical origins. Participants gain exposure to a variety of interpretive strategies and historical perspectives through focused lectures and class discussions, as well as opportunities for up-close examination of original objects in campus collections. Writing assignments will develop skills in description and visual analysis, culminating in a final paper devoted to a single work of the student's choice.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ARTHIST 99A: Student Guides at the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts

Open to all Stanford students. Public speaking, inquiry methods, group dynamics, theme development, and art-related vocabulary. Introduction to museum administration; art registration, preparation and installation; rights and reproduction of images; exhibition planning; and art storage, conservation, and security. Students research, prepare, and present discussions on art works of their choice.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Young, P. (PI)

ARTHIST 101: Archaic Greek Art (ARTHIST 301, CLASSART 101, CLASSART 201)

The development of Greek art and culture from protogeometric beginnings to the Persian Wars, 1000-480 B.C.E. The genesis of a native Greek style; the orientalizing phase during which contact with the Near East and Egypt transformed Greek art; and the synthesis of East and West in the 6th century B.C.E.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Maxmin, J. (PI)

ARTHIST 102: Empire and Aftermath: Greek Art from the Parthenon to Praxiteles (ARTHIST 302, CLASSART 102)

The course explores the art and architecture of the Athenian Empire in the age of Pericles, and then considers the effects of civil war and plague on Greek art and society in the later 5th and early 4th centuries.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Maxmin, J. (PI)

ARTHIST 105: Introduction to Medieval Art (ARTHIST 305)

Chronological survey of Byzantine, Islamic, and Western Medieval art and architecture from the early Christian period to the Gothic age. Broad art-historical developments and more detailed examinations of individual monuments and works of art. Topics include devotional art, court and monastic culture, relics and the cult of saints, pilgrimage and crusades, and the rise of cities and cathedrals.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ARTHIST 106A: Art of Pilgrimage and Crusade (ARTHIST 306A)

Focus is on the artistic production of Mediterranean 12th-13th centuries exploring the phenomena of pilgrimage and Crusade. The rise of the Normans; the establishment of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella as part of the Reconquista of Spain; the Crusader capture of Jerusalem in 1099 and the subsequent formation of Crusader states in the eastern Mediterranean; the rise of the Ayyubids and the emergence of the Italian city-state trade. The interconnection between the rise of narrative and conquest; the emergence of monumental sculpture; and the clash between tactile and optical visuality.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ARTHIST 107A: St. Petersburg, a Cultural Biography: Architecture, Urban Planning, the Arts (REES 207A)

The most premeditated city in the whole world, according to Dostoevsky; created in 1703 by Peter the Great as a counterpoise to Moscow and old Russian culture; planned as a rational, west-European-appearing capital city of the Russian Empire. St. Petersburg's history through works of its artists, architects, urban planners, writers, and composers.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Kollmann, J. (PI)
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