HISTART 394 - Special Topics
Section: 202 Consuming the Visual in Paris, 1870-1914
Term: SU 2008
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Paris offered an increasing number of visual delights: posters, photographs, illustrated newspapers, glittering cafés, shop displays, monuments, and the streets themselves. This course serves as an introduction to this visual landscape, with a particular emphasis on the place of painting—the Impressionists, Neo-Impressionists, Cézanne, Cubism—within it. We will be focusing on how these sites/sights participated in the emergence of a consumer culture centered around looking, one that encouraged their assimilation into one big visual spectacle. At the same time, we will examine how different visual materials may have encouraged different types of looking and consumption, and how the visual may have gone beyond seeing. To accomplish these goals we will read a number of primary sources—art criticism, artists’ statements, fictional accounts—as well as more recent writings on the subject of consumption and visual culture. No prerequisites. IV. 4

HISTART 394 - Special Topics
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201 (LEC)
MW 2:00PM - 5:00PM
202 (LEC)
MW 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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203 (LEC)
TuTh 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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