Spring 2013

American Art and Architecture, 1600 to Present

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-137

Formerly listed as: FIAR-37  |  FIAR-54


Carol C. Clark (Section 01)


Through the study of form, content, and context (and the relationship among these categories) of selected works of painting, architecture, and sculpture made in colonial America and the United States from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, this course will probe changing American social and cultural values embodied in art. We will study individual artists as well as thematic issues, with particular attention to the production and reception of art in a developing nation, the transformation of European architectural styles into a new environment, the construction of race in ante- and post-bellum America, and the identification of an abstract style of art with the political ascendance of the United States after World War II. Introductory level.

Limited to 35 students. Spring semester. Professor Clark.

ARHA 137 - L/D

Section 01
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM FAYE 113
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM FAYE 113

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Reading American Art Yale University Press Doezema, Marianne & Elizabeth Milroy, eds. Amherst Books TBD
Seeing High and Low: REPRESENTING SOCIAL CONFLICT IN AMERICAN VISUAL CULTURE University of California Press Johnston, Patricia, ed. Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015