AAD 50030 Research Studies III: Theories in Art and Design

This course is a survey of the major theoretical and critical lines of thought that have shaped our understanding of art and design, their role in society, as well as their reception, use and appreciation from antiquity to the present. Art and design theory and criticism has been shaped over the centuries by religion, poetry, philosophy and cultural preconceptions. Through lectures, readings in primary sources and class discussions, the course shall address the major theories, theorists and critics from the origins of “beauty” and aesthetics with the ancient Greeks to the most recent developments in Postmodernism and Pluralism. This class may require the use of a virtual reality headset identified by the instructor.




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