Fall 2021 Courses

Fall 2021
Histories and Theories of 19th-Century Architecture: Architecture and Travel
Subject associations
ARC 548 / ART 585

The seminar studies selected architectural projects, buildings, and writings from the nineteenth and late-eighteenth centuries in the context of their critical and historical reception, and their active influence on the theory of modern and contemporary design. Each year the seminar focuses on a specific topic, such as the relation between architecture and geology, ecology and material science, travel, or the building projects and theoretical writings of an individual nineteenth-century architect examined in conjunction with the histories of art, culture, and science of the same period.

Instructors
Kurt Forster
Fall 2021
Research in Architecture (Proseminar)
Subject associations
ARC 572 / ART 582

This advanced pro-seminar investigates research methodologies in architectural discourse and practice. Each year the pro-seminar focuses on a specific theme addressing the history of the discipline from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students engage as a group in an in-depth reading of theoretical and historiographic sources on architecture and related fields.

Instructors
Spyros Papapetros
Fall 2021
Topics in Architecture: Building Life: Space, Field, Territory
Subject associations
ARC 594 / MOD 504 / HUM 593 / ART 584

Part of a series of seminars studying the parallel development of biological theories and architectural practices in the 19th and 20th c., this course focuses on processes of spatialization, territorialization, and colonization of natural and metropolitan environments on a global scale. Topics include the techniques of fieldwork, mapping, measurement, and classification along the study of building typologies in institutions ranging from natural history and anthropology museums, biological stations, laboratories, zoos and aquariums, to libraries, universities, and prisons.

Instructors
Spyros Papapetros
Fall 2021
Greek Sculpture
Subject associations
ART 752

No description available

Fall 2021
Medieval Book Arts
Subject associations
ART 753

No description available

Fall 2021
African Photography
Subject associations
ART 754

No description available

Fall 2021
Hagia Sophia
Subject associations
ART 755

No description available

Fall 2021
Problems in Ancient History: Naturalism and Anti-Naturalism
Subject associations
CLA 547 / PAW 503 / HLS 547 / HIS 557 / ART 527

This seminar attempts to set the rise of naturalistic depictions in the visual arts (especially the individuated portrait) in the context of literary, philosophical, and medical traditions of the time (6th-4th centuries BCE). The focus and character of the discussions is both historical and historiographic.

Instructors
Michael Koortbojian
Fall 2021
Seeing Health: Medicine, Literature, and the Visual Arts (LA)
Subject associations
SLA 303 / HUM 306 / ART 330

This seminar explores representations of health and illness through the literary and the visual media. From death and dying to epidemics, from disability to care giving, we will examine how these universal conditions are conveyed through literary texts, public health campaign posters, graphic novels, paintings, illustrations, and photography. Most of the meetings will take place at the Princeton University Art Museum to engage in depth with the items in the collection. Students will have the option to submit creative projects for the midterm and the final assignments.

Instructors
Elena Fratto
Fall 2021
Histories and Theories of 19th-Century Architecture: Architecture and Travel
Subject associations
ARC 548 / ART 585

The seminar studies selected architectural projects, buildings, and writings from the nineteenth and late-eighteenth centuries in the context of their critical and historical reception, and their active influence on the theory of modern and contemporary design. Each year the seminar focuses on a specific topic, such as the relation between architecture and geology, ecology and material science, travel, or the building projects and theoretical writings of an individual nineteenth-century architect examined in conjunction with the histories of art, culture, and science of the same period.

Instructors
Kurt Forster
Fall 2021
Research in Architecture (Proseminar)
Subject associations
ARC 572 / ART 582

This advanced pro-seminar investigates research methodologies in architectural discourse and practice. Each year the pro-seminar focuses on a specific theme addressing the history of the discipline from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students engage as a group in an in-depth reading of theoretical and historiographic sources on architecture and related fields.

Instructors
Spyros Papapetros
Fall 2021
Topics in Architecture: Building Life: Space, Field, Territory
Subject associations
ARC 594 / MOD 504 / HUM 593 / ART 584

Part of a series of seminars studying the parallel development of biological theories and architectural practices in the 19th and 20th c., this course focuses on processes of spatialization, territorialization, and colonization of natural and metropolitan environments on a global scale. Topics include the techniques of fieldwork, mapping, measurement, and classification along the study of building typologies in institutions ranging from natural history and anthropology museums, biological stations, laboratories, zoos and aquariums, to libraries, universities, and prisons.

Instructors
Spyros Papapetros
Fall 2021
Greek Sculpture
Subject associations
ART 752

No description available

Fall 2021
Medieval Book Arts
Subject associations
ART 753

No description available

Fall 2021
African Photography
Subject associations
ART 754

No description available

Fall 2021
Hagia Sophia
Subject associations
ART 755

No description available

Fall 2021
Problems in Ancient History: Naturalism and Anti-Naturalism
Subject associations
CLA 547 / PAW 503 / HLS 547 / HIS 557 / ART 527

This seminar attempts to set the rise of naturalistic depictions in the visual arts (especially the individuated portrait) in the context of literary, philosophical, and medical traditions of the time (6th-4th centuries BCE). The focus and character of the discussions is both historical and historiographic.

Instructors
Michael Koortbojian