HISTART 194 - First Year Seminar
Section: 001 American Moderns
Term: WN 2010
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be used to meet the prerequisite requirement for the History of Art concentration.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Before digital technology, before the invention of the printing press, books were written, ornamented, and illuminated by hand, with unsurpassed artistry. This seminar, set in the European Middle Ages, teaches students about the ways in which human knowledge (historical, religious, literary, mythological, medical, scientific, legal) was preserved and passed down for use within a manuscript culture. By coming to know a series of spectacular manuscripts produced over the course of 1000 years, students will gain an intimate understanding of cultural shifts across the medieval centuries. One important theme will be the transformations that took place in the decades around 1200 when book production, moving out of the monasteries, came to be conducted by professionals in urban environments who prepared books for ever more varied sectors of the populace. Estimated cost of materials: $50 or less. D. 2

HISTART 194 - First Year Seminar
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001 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9780714834528
A history of illuminated manuscripts, Author: Christopher De Hamel., Publisher: Phaidon Press 2nd ed, re 1997
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