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FAH001/REL004

ARTHISTORYTO1700

Fall2013

Professors: Ikumi Kaminishi (faculty coordinator), Daniel Abramson, Cristelle Baskins,


J. Matthew Harrington, Jenifer Lyons, Christina Maranci, Andrew McClellan, Peter
Probst, and Adriana Zavala.
Teaching Assistants: Rachel Boesenberg (Head TA), Gina Choi, Caitlin Costello, Laura Beshears,
and Johanna Miller.
Lectures: Monday and Wednesday 10:30-11:20 A.M., Distler Music Hall
Sections: Beginning the week of September 9th.
Meet once a week with Teaching Assistants: Attendance is mandatory.
The TA in charge of your section will grade all of your work for the course.
You must be enrolled in a section in order to receive credit for the course.
Recitation classroom: Aidekman Room 1 (seminar room)
TA office: Aidekman Room 3

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Course Description:
Major monuments and themes of world art and architecture from ancient times to the seventeenth
century, with emphasis on their religious aspects; we will study how art functioned in relation to
ancient cults and civilizations, and how images and buildings expressed and served the beliefs of
classical polytheism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism; how art
was created and viewed; how power was invested in images and how these images affect us today.
Key words/concepts: power, gender, monumentality, order, and environment
This course fulfills the World Civilization requirement and is cross-listed as Religion 4.
Learning Objectives:
In addition to learning about major monuments and themes in world art and architecture, students
will develop and practice the ability to analyze,interpret,contextualizeandwriteonvisualworksof
art.Theywilldevelopcriticalthinkingskillsinresponsetoscholarlyliteratureandbeintroducedto
disciplinarytheoriesandmethods.
Readings:
1. Marilyn Stokstad, Art History. Portable Books 1- 4. Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2013 (5th Edition).
Purchased as a package from the bookstore ($126.50, New), you will receive a free subscription
code for www.myartslab.com
NOTE:youmayopttopurchasetheonlinesubscriptiontothetimelimitedebook(180days)
[http://www.pearsonhighered.com/product?ISBN=9780205924066];alsocomeswitha
subscriptiontowww.myartslab.com($106.67).StudentsshouldselecttheStokstad,5/E,
CompleteEditionifmakinganonlinepurchaseoftheMyArtsLabsubscriptionwithebook.
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2. Christina Maranci, A Survival Guide for Art History Students. Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005.
(Bookstore)
3. Additional required and recommended readings are available as indicated on syllabus as PDF
files on the FAH001 Trunk course site.
Electronic Resources:
1. Course Web Page (Trunk): https://trunk.tufts.edu/xsl-portal
Course title: FAH000101ARTHISTORYTO1700
Information: syllabus, handouts, lecture slides, assignments, final exam schedule.
2. www.myartslab.com website with tutorials packaged with Stokstad textbook.
3. ARTIFACT, a database of study images and interactive software available at:
http://artifact.tufts.edu/artifact/
4. Oxford Art Online (a.k.a. Grove Art Online), encyclopedia. Access via Tuft Library electronic
resource at: http://www.oxfordartonline.com.ezproxy.library.tufts.edu/subscriber/
5. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art education online at:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/
6. Chicago Manual of Style Online at Tisch Electronic Resource for writing academic papers
Requirements and Assignments: Please make a note of the dates and plan accordingly.
1. Attendance, participation and reading as assigned (10%)
2. Two visits with your section to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (week 4; week 9)
3. Two short assigned papers on original works of art at the Museum of Fine Arts:
Each paper: 4 pages, double-spaced, and typewritten
First paper due Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013, in class 10:30am (10%)
Second paper due Wednesday Nov. 13, 2013, in class 10:30am (25%)
4. Mid-term examination: Monday Oct. 21, 2013 (20%)
5. Final examination: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 12:00-2:00pm (35%)
Policies:
Make-up exams will be given only in the case of documented illness or emergency.
Extensions for papers are granted with prior consent only. Late assignments may be refused or
graded down 1/3 of a letter grade (e.g. A to A-) per day late.
Note on Academic Integrity
Honesty, scholarly ethics and responsibility are fundamental to the integrity of the University
community. Academic dishonesty threatens the pursuit of knowledge and will not be tolerated.
Academic dishonesty including plagiarism will result in strict penalties including, but not limited
to, a failing grade in this course.
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SCHEDULE OF CLASSES AND READINGS

WEEK 1
W, Sept. 4

Introduction (Kaminishi)

WEEK 2

Section-meetings with TA begin this week

M, Sept. 9

Lecture: Prehistoric Art: Architecture and Community (Kaminishi)


Reading: Stokstad, Art History, Chapter 1.

W, Sept. 11

Lecture: Ancient Near East and Egypt (Harrington)


Reading: Stokstad, Art History, Chapters 2 and 3.

WEEK 3

Classical Art

M, Sept. 16

Lecture: GreekArt(Harrington)
Reading: Stokstad,Art History, Chapter 5.

W, Sept. 18

Lecture: RomanArt:WhatisRomanaboutRomanArt? (Maranci)


Reading: 1)Stokstad,Art History, Chapter 6.
2) Zanker,Paul.MythinPastandPresent.ThePowerofImagesinthe
AgeofAugustus.AlanShapiro,trans.UniversityofMichiganPress:Ann
Arbor,1988,pp.192227.[PDF]

WEEK 4

Sections meet at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

M, Sept. 23

Lecture: Byzantine Art: Sacred Space and the Icon (Maranci)


Reading: 1) Stokstad, Art History, Chapter 8.
2) uri, Slobodan. Architecture as Icon. Architecture as Icon:
Perception and Representation of Architecture in Byzantine Art, (Princeton
UniversityArtMuseum,2010),pp. 3-29. [PDF]

W, Sept. 25

Lecture: Armenian Art: (Maranci)


Reading: 1) Maranci, Christina. BuildingChurchesinArmenia:MedievalArtatthe
BordersofEmpireandtheEdgeoftheCanon.ArtBulletin88(2006):
656675.[PDF]

WEEK 5

View of the World

M, Sept. 30

Lecture: Of Karma in Ancient Indian Art (Kaminishi)


Reading: 1) Stokstad, Art History, Chapter 10.
2) Karetzky, Patricia E. The First Sermon. East and West, Vol. 45, No.
1/4 (1995): 127-147. [PDF]
Recommended: Rowland, Benjamin. Religious Art East and West. History of
Religions, Vol. 32, No. 1 (1962): 142-160. [PDF]

W, Oct. 2

Lecture: Buddhist Art in Confucian China (Kaminishi)


Reading: Stokstad, Art History, Chapter 11.
Recommended: Huntington, John. The Iconography and Iconology of the Tan Yao
Caves at Yungang. Oriental Art, Vol. 84, No. 2 (1986): 222-245. [PDF]

WEEK 6

FIRST PAPER DUE on Wednesday, October 9


(Refer to Maranci, A Survival Guide for Art History Students)

M, Oct. 7

Lecture: Time and Space: Order of Japanese Art (Kaminishi)


Reading: 1) Stokstad, Art History, Chapter 12.
2) Pilgrim, Richard. Intervals (Ma) in Space and Time: Foundations for
a Religio-Aesthetic Paradigm in Japan. History of Religions, Vol. 25, No.
3 (Feb., 1986): 255-277. [PDF]

W, Oct. 9

First Paper Due in class


Lecture: IslamicArtandArchitecture(Lyons)
Reading: 1)Stokstad,Art History, Chapter 9.
2) Dodd, Erica. The Image of the Word. Berytus, Vol. 18 (1969):
35-79. [PDF]
3) Hoffman, Eva. Pathways of Portability. Art History, Vol. 24, No. 1
(2001): 17-50. [PDF]

WEEK 7

Monday Schedule on Tuesday, October 15

M, Oct. 14

COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAYNO CLASS

Tues. Oct. 15 (Substitute for Monday Schedule)


Lecture: African Art (Probst)
Reading: Stokstad, Art History, Chapter 14.
W, Oct. 16

Lecture: Nature and Monumentality among the Olmec and Teotihuacanos (Zavala)
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Reading: Stokstad, Art History, Chapter 13, pp. 382-390.


WEEK 8

MID-TERM EXAMINATION on Monday, October 21

M, Oct. 21

Midterm examination: From Prehistoric to African Art

W, Oct. 23

Lecture: Ritual and Dynastic Lineage among the Maya (Zavala)


Reading: Stokstad Art History, Chapter 13, pp. 390-396.
Recommended: Jones, Christopher. The Rubber Ball Game. A Universal
Mesoamerican Sport. Expedition, Vol. 27, No. 2 (1985): pp. 44-52 [PDF]

WEEK 9

Sections meet at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

M, Oct. 28

Lecture: Early Medieval and Romanesque Art (Lyons)


Reading: 1)Stokstad,Art History, Chapters 15 and 16.
2) Pulliam, Heather. Eloquent Ornament: Exegesis and Entanglement in
the Corbie Psalter. in Wright and Cassidy, ed. Studies in the Illustration of
the Psalter (2000), 24-33. [PDF]
3) Meyvaert, Paul. The Medieval Monastic Claustrum. Gesta, Vol. 12,
No. 1/2 (1973): 53-59. [PDF]

W, Oct. 30

Lecture: Gothic Cathedrals and Arts (Maranci)


Reading: 1) Stokstad, Art History, Chapter 17.
2) Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis: The Patron of the Arts. in Gothic Art:
1140-c. 1450, Sources and Documents, Teresa G. Frisch, ed. (Englewood
Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1971), pp. 4-13. [PDF]
3) Clark, William W. The Recollection of the Past is the Promise of
the Future.' Continuity and Contextuality: Saint-Denis,
Merovingians, Capetians and Paris. Artistic Integration in Gothic
Buildings,Virginia Chieffo Raguin, Kathryn Brush, and Peter Draper,eds.
(Toronto: UniversityofTorontoPress,1995),pp 92-107,295302.[PDF]

WEEK 10

Medieval Period

M, Nov. 4

Lecture: Fourteenth-Century Art in Europe (Lyons)


Reading: 1)Stokstad,Art History, Chapter 18.
2) Holladay, Joan, The Education of Jeanne d'Evreux Personal Piety
and Dynastic Salvation in her Book of Hours at the Cloisters. Art
History, Vol. 17, No. 4 (Dec. 1994): 585-611. [PDF]

W, Nov. 6

Lecture: Dualism and Power in the Aztec Imaginary (Zavala)


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Reading: Stokstad, Art History, Chapter 27, pp. 838-842. [PDF]


WEEK 11

SECOND PAPER DUE on Wednesday

M, Nov. 11

VETERANS DAY HOLIDAYNO CLASS.

W, Nov. 13

SecondPaperDueinclass
Lecture: Art in 15th-Century Italy (Baskins)
Reading: 1) Stokstad,Art History, Chapter 20.
2) Baxandall, Michael. Conditions of Trade, in Painting and Experience
in Fifteenth Century Italy [PDF]
See also: Italian Renaissance Learning Resources in Collection With the
National Gallery of Art [Online at:
http://italianrenaissanceresources.com/]

WEEK 12

The Age of Renaissance

M, Nov. 18

Lecture: NorthernRenaissance(Baskins)
Reading: 1)Stokstad, Art History, Chapter 19.
2) Karel van Mander (1604), The Painters Book (on Van Eyck, Roger
van der Weyden, and Durer), in E. Fernie, Art History and its Methods
(Phaidon, 1995). [PDF]

W, Nov. 20

Lecture: HighRenaissance(Baskins)
Reading: 1)Stokstad,Art History, Chapter 21.
2) Giorgio Vasari. Preface to Part Three, excerpt from Lives of the
Artists, 2nd ed., 1568. [PDF]

WEEK 13

Thanksgiving Week; Class held on Monday, Nov. 25

M, Nov. 25

Lecture: RenaissanceArchitecturesMeansandMeanings(14001600)(Abramson)
Reading: Stokstad, Art History, Chapter 20.

W, Nov. 27

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYNO CLASS

WEEK 14

16th and 17th Centuries European Art

M, Dec. 2

Lecture: BaroqueArchitectureExportedandTransformed(16001800)(Abramson)
Reading: Stokstad, Art History, Chapter 22, pp. 714-720.

W,Dec.4

Lecture: 17thCenturyEuropeanArt(McClellan)
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Reading: Stokstad,Art History, Chapter 23, pp. 720-769.

WEEK15
Classandsectionsend;Readingweek;andFinalExamonFridayDec.13
M,Dec.9

Conclusions(Kaminishi)

Friday, Dec. 13 FINAL EXAMINATION: 12:00-2:00 pm Distler Music Hall


(Exam will include material from Mesoamerican through the 17th Century European Art)