European Visual and Material Culture: 1760-1860

Parsons School of Design: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Euro Vis & Mat Cult: 1760-1860
Fall 2024
Taught By: Allan Doyle
Section: A

CRN: 17504

Credits: 3

European culture was transformed during the period 1750-1850. The absolutist monarchy established by Louis XIV would end with the traumatic rupture of the French Revolution. Napoleon redrew the map of Europe. The aristocracies that had ruled the West for a millennium, withered as the bourgeoisie and working classes struggled for control. The optimism of the Enlightenment slowly soured into the brooding inwardness of Romantic melancholia. The rise of mass industrial production and consumption would be accompanied by waves of technological and social change that irrevocably altered daily life. European powers pursued global dominance through colonial expansion with renewed vigor and brutality. This course examines these epochal changes through the lens of European cultural production, covering key artistic movements such as the Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and early Realism. We will closely analyze major works of art and visual culture alongside primary, historical texts of the period. These will be supplemented with recent scholarship that will help situate the works under investigation within the rich and complex social and intellectual milieu in which they were produced.

Open to: University undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th (ADHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:10am EDT 5/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024