AMCULT 231 - Visual & Material Culture Studies
Section: 002 On the Margins of the Art World - Outsider and Self-Taught Art in the US
Term: FA 2009
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This class will focus on a broad range of artists who are not generally recognized as central to the history of art in the 20th century. These artists have been classified variously through the conceptual frames of Folk Art, Art Brut, Outsider Art, and Self-Taught Art. In addition to surveying the work of these artists, we will consider these classifications, and the underlying assumptions on which they are based. We will also consider the boundaries between these art practices and Fine Art, and ways that these boundaries are maintained by the institutional art-world. In doing so, we will consider broader issues regarding creativity, marginality, art, and culture.

AMCULT 231 - Visual & Material Culture Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LEC)
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with RCHUMS 334.002
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 0500203342
Outsider art : spontaneous alternatives, Author: Colin Rhodes., Publisher: Thames & Hudson 2000
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0312427581
The Painted Word, Author: Tom Wolfe., Publisher: Picador USA 1st Picado 2008
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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