Perspectives in World Art and Design 2
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLAH 1001
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Art History, Theory & Criticism
- Architectural History, Theory & Criticism
- Design History, Theory & Criticism
This is the second semester of the two-semester foundation course Perspectives in World Art and Design. Students will become familiar with core examples of Western and non-Western material culture, art, design, and architecture emerging out of Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa from the Paleolithic era to the 15th century in semester one (PWAD I), and from the 15th century to the 21st century in semester two (PWAD II). Students will consider the crucial role of these images and objects in the formation of their respective historical and cultural context. Through museum visits, readings, class discussions and writing assignments, students will explore the following questions: What is art? What is design? Is the appearance, or form of an art or design object its most important element? Is iconography an essential component? What role does religion, biography, psychology, philosophy, society and politics play in the production of material culture, artmaking, design, and perception? Students will further develop their critical understanding of this information through the development of research methods. Pathway: Art and Design History
Co-requisites: first-year university writing course.
Open to Undergraduate students.