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Art History & Criticism


This writing-intensive course introduces key figures, ideas and works in the history of the visual arts from the Industrial Revolution to the present. It covers painting, sculpture, photography and design and discusses them in their broader social, cultural and political contexts. It addresses the role of patronage, art market, mass-production, avant-garde currents, exhibitions, museums and media, and introduces the theoretical foundations of art criticism with selected readings and short written assignments and visits to local museums.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * HT7101
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills MArch: HT Elective, MID: Required
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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