HISTART 338 - Representing Fashion: Costume and Dress in the Visual Arts
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
<50
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The course focuses on representations of fashion and costume in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Europe. Our goal is to examine the relationship between clothing and its representation in fine art painting, the illustrated press, and photography. Our principal objectives are to explore:

  • The visual and verbal rhetoric of fashion.
  • The relationship of clothing to the body, a central concern of both artists and clothes designers.
  • The engagement clothing manufacture and marketing with ideologies of class and gender.
  • The performance of fantasy through dress displays, and the ways in which the visual arts mediate such fantasies.
Over the course of the semester, we will seek to understand how the visual culture of fashion shapes our understanding of the aesthetic and social roles of fashion and costume in the past. HISTART Concentration distributions: 4. Modern and Contemporary, D. Europe and the U.S.

Course Requirements:

Field trip required.

HISTART 338 - Representing Fashion: Costume and Dress in the Visual Arts
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
30751
Open
29
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
30752
Open
1
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
30753
Open
18
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
30754
Open
10
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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