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HAU11006 Introduction to the History of Art and Architecture 2

This module offers a survey of art and architecture from the eighteenth century to the present. It provides an introduction to the critical analysis of artworks, including painting, sculpture, new media and building types.
  • Module Organisers:
    • Team taught
  • Duration:
    • Semester 2
  • Contact Hours:
    • 3 lectures per week
  • Weighting:
    • 10 ECTS
  • Assessment:
    • Course work and an end of semester examination.
  • Course open to:
    [M=mandatory; O= optional]
    • Single Honors (M), Joint Honors (M), Columbia dual degree (M), Art History as a minor (M), visiting (O); open module (O)

The module considers such matters as the iconography of major religious and mythological subjects, issues of style, the functions of works of art and architecture. Art works are considered in the context of influential factors such as historical period, the circulation of objects in an imperial past and the prevailing social, political and cultural environments.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • outline the chronology and main evolutionary stages in European and North American art and architecture and their cultural influences from the eighteenth century to the present
  • identify the major works of selected artists and architects during the period, their subject matter and key stylistic characteristics
  • discriminate between major building types and the design issues that arise in the different phases of European architecture
  • explain, using appropriate vocabulary, the typology and functions of visual art and imagery at key historical points over the period
  • discuss the works of art, architecture, plans and elevations covered in the module using correct terminology